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Bt Corn Gets Green Light For Next 7 Years

Following a 2-year study of Bt corn, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in mid-October determined that it poses no risks to people or the environment. As a result, Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Bt corn has been approved for an additional 7 years.
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Have No-Tilled Soybeans Proven Too Successful?

Maybe it’s time to take a closer look at adding new crops to the more traditional no-till corn and soybean rotation.
While No-Tillers have long been among the leaders in sustainable agriculture, Gyles Randall is convinced that many no-tillers need to consider growing more than just corn and soybeans.
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Use Incentives To Expand No-Till Acres

Northeast Nebraska program boosts no-till interest, acres and yields by going from 8,382 acres in 1999 to 120,000 no-tilled acres this year.
When funding for conservation practices began to tighten in the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resource District (LENRD) in northeast Nebraska, a collaborative effort and new incentive program introduced more farmers to no-till and increased no-till acres.
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Creating A No-Till Pyramid

With more efficient use of the latest cropping ideas, Canadian no-tillers can increase plant health and consider reducing herbicide usage.
When it comes to analyzing the practical benefits of direct seeding research in western Canada, three key words to keep in mind are “pyramiding, piling and stacking.
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Seed Three No-Till Crops With One Rig

This operation sharply reduced machinery costs by using one rig to no-till corn in 30-inch rows and both soybeans and wheat in 15-inch rows.
With yearly PRODUCTION of 1.4 million pheasants and 1,100 acres of no-tilled crops, operating more efficiently by reducing labor needs and trimming input costs can have a tremendous impact on year-end results at Mac Farlane Pheasant Farm.
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Pumpkins To Christmas Trees

This no-till operation finds big cash crop benefits from no-tilling pumpkins.
No matter what time of year it is, your chances of tracking down no-tillers Ron Metzler and Randy Wissler, owners of Metzler & Wissler Farms, are probably about as good as winning the lottery.
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No-Till Goes Wild

No-tilling $1,000 of wildflower seed per acre helps bring color to Iowa interstates.
When you talk about driving through the Midwest one of the first things that comes to mind are the miles and miles of corn fields. The state of Iowa is hoping to change that perception.
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