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With the dawning of the new millennium, no-tillers certainly didn’t disappoint anyone when it comes to including new ideas in their farming practices.
When asked about incorporating value-added crops into future crop rotations, an astounding 73 percent of conference attendees said they planned on planting more. Only 4 percent said no.
When asked the reason for this response and concerns, this group was exceedingly vocal. Here’s what they had to say:
—Paul Tiemeyer, Rock Port, Mo.
—Jack Herricks, Cashton, Wis.
—Jack Clark, Danville, Pa.
—Dave Morgen, Oakland City, Ind.
Even though there were numerous comments about the positive benefits regarding growing value-added crops, this crowd also had their share of concerns.
—Harvey Kistler, Colby, Kan.
—J.W. Burnette, Fulton, Ky.
—Stan Smock, Edinburgh, Ind.
—Derrick Krile, Windsor, Ill.
—Tim Terry, Crawfordsville, Ind.
—Steve Carr, Galion, Ohio
Of course, there…