No-Till Farmer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at no-tilling across North America and the world. Here is our favorite content from the past week from across the web:


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See David and Randy at the 2023 National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis!


Kansas No-Tiller Wins 2022 Kansas Leopold Conservation Award

Almena, Kan., no-tiller Michael Thompson knew his family’s land couldn’t afford to lose more topsoil to wind and rain. He turned to no-till and other conservation practices to preserve his land, and he’s been rebuilding his souls ever since. This YouTube video spotlights his Leopold award-winning operation. Congrats, Michael!


No-Till Drill Crash

This photo Ethan Neises posted to the John Deere Single Disc Drills and Air-Seeders Facebook group shows dangers of sharing the road with cars. He says to make room for a car, he was moving over with his 43-foot drill while going downhill with a full cart, and whipping action quickly started. “Before I knew it, the engine was running 2500 rpm because of the push of the cart.” We're glad no one was hurt!

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Expert: Herbicides Will Be in Short Supply in 2023

Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri Extension weed scientist, tells AgWeb that everything he’s hearing from retailers, economists and other industry players indicates herbicides will again be in short supply in 2023. Bradley’s advice to no-tillers? “Plan, plan, plan.” Ask Bradley about your toughest weed problems at the 2023 National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis, Mo. He’s presenting on his best weed control strategies for soybeans and corn during the conference. See the full program here.


Regenerative Ag: The Future of Farming or ‘Greenwashing’ Fad?

Companies like Pepsi and Cargill are paying farmers to implement regenerative and “climate-smart” agriculture practices like no-till and cover crops, but does the corporate support mean regen ag is here to stay? This article from Fast Company explores the food industry’s investment in regenerative agriculture and carbon sequestration.

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Oklahoma No-Tiller: Soil Health is Important Part of Carbon Conversation

Speaking of regenerative agriculture, Oklahoma no-tiller Jimmy Emmons says terms like regenerative and climate-smart agriculture can be confusing to farmers, but the important thing to understand is the value of carbon stored in the soil and how soil functions. “Everybody is trying to make a buck,” he says of carbon programs in this article from Progressive Farmer. “Whether you are trying to trade the carbon or store the carbon on the farm side as well, I just don't think we're there yet.”

Agriculture is seen as playing a major role to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and other industries are banking on carbon credits supplied by farmers to help meet their environmental objectives.

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For growers motivated to improvement through change and technology, TOTAL ACRE is a 3-year program where hundreds of growers nationally learn from two of the highest-yielding farmers in the world, Randy Dowdy and David Hula. Each Total Acre grower benefits from four 2-day farm camps every year, a dynamic customized software system and a community support that extends well beyond the program. 

See David and Randy at the 2023 National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis!