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This episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Crop Vitality and Thio-Sul, is a departure from normal no-till history, but no less important. This episode details how a single no-tiller by the name of Percy Schmeiser fought an army of lawyers as agribusiness giant Monsanto accused the farmer of stealing its Roundup Ready canola seed. Perhaps you’ve seen one of the movies on the subject, including the recent Percy vs. Goliath major motion picture that was released in 2020 and starred Academy Award winner Christopher Walken.
Percy died in 2020 without seeing the film, but No-Till Farmer and Farm Equipment’s Mike Lessiter arranged for his son, John, a friend and colleague of Lessiter Media staff, to share memories with you today. John recalls the personal experience of that drawn out legal battle, its outcome and its lasting significance for everyone in the ag industry.
If you are interested in more no-till history, you’ll find great stories like these and many more in the newly released 448-page second edition of From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming that includes 32 more pages than the first edition. Order your copy here.
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