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What I've Learned from No-Tilling: Cattle and Covers on Every Acre Help No-Tillers Drive Down Cost

Using cattle to manage corn-on-corn residue helped push this Iowa farm to 100% no-till. Now covers are taking them even further.
THE DAY WE realized we don’t need tillage to manage heavy corn-on-corn residue because we have cows to graze it was the day we were able to shift from dabbling in no-till to committing 100% 3 years ago.
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Ed Neesen
No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] Tales of an Accidental No-Tiller

In this episode of the “<em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, <em>No-Till Farmer</em> editor Frank Lessiter talks with Rogers, Neb., farmer Ed Neesen, who, after a series of dry springs combined with a problem with potential carryover of a soybean herbicide, was inspired to make some tillage equipment changes in the 1980s.
In this episode of the “No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with Rogers, Neb., farmer Ed Neesen, who, after a series of dry springs combined with a problem with potential carryover of a soybean herbicide, was inspired to make some tillage equipment changes in the 1980s.
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[Podcast] To the Edge: A Conversation with Loran Steinlage and Angela Knuth

For this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, and for occasional future episodes, we’ve paired West Union, Iowa, no-tiller Loran Steinlage up with a no-tiller he’s never met before and asked him to record their conversation. In this installment., brought to you by Yetter Mfg., Loran met with Angela Knuth who’s been no-tilling and strip-tilling in Mead with her family since 2005.
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, and for occasional future episodes, we’ve paired West Union, Iowa, no-tiller Loran Steinlage up with a no-tiller he’s never met before and asked him to record their conversation. In this installment., brought to you by Yetter Mfg., Loran met with Angela Knuth who’s been no-tilling and strip-tilling in Mead with her family since 2005.
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Jeff Mitchell
No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] The Growth of No-Till and Strip-Till in California

In this episode of the “<em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, <em>No-Till Farmer</em> editor Frank Lessiter talks with Jeff Mitchell, a Cropping Systems Cooperative Extension Specialist at the University of California, Davis, who has been active in leading the evolution of reduced-disturbance and cover crop systems in the Golden State.
In this episode of the “No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators” podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with Jeff Mitchell, a Cropping Systems Cooperative Extension Specialist at the University of California, Davis, who has been active in leading the evolution of reduced-disturbance and cover crop systems in the Golden State.
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[Podcast] Cutting Inputs, Growing Liquid Corn and Sequestering Carbon with Russell Hedrick

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Mfg., we’re joined by Russell Hedrick who talks about how his experience as a young first-generation farmer faced with soil erosion led him on the path to using no-till, cover crops, incorporating livestock, and more.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Mfg., we’re joined by Russell Hedrick who talks about how his experience as a young first-generation farmer faced with soil erosion led him on the path to using no-till, cover crops, incorporating livestock, and more.
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