No-Till 101

Grabbing No-Till By The Horns

As the new millennium approaches, no-tillers gathered to exchange information, network and learn new profit-building techniques at the National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis.
With 660 dedicated no-tillers gathering in the exciting city of St. Louis, "the gateway to the west," the theme to the seventh annual National No-Tillage Conference, "No-Till...Gateway To The New Millennium," inspired even the skeptical that if there ever was anything to lead agriculture into the new millennium it would be no-till farming.
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Battling Tough Times

Here are strategies I’ve used to weather hard times on my droughty Southern Indiana farm.
Here are 15 strategies the author has used to weather hard times on his droughty Southern Indiana farm.
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Using Nature’s Natural Tillage

The concept of tillage has taken on an entirely different form on this farm.
Snow falls, temperatures plummet and winds whip through the Loess hills of Valparaiso, Neb. It may seem hard to beleive for many no-tillers, but it’s Kurt Ohnoutka’s favorite time of the year.
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Landlords Learn To Appreciate No-Till Benefits

With a little persuasion, this Wisconsin no-tiller convinced his landlords no-till was the best system for their land. Seeing is believing...and they can't argue with his results.
What was once a clear separation between the rural countryside and town of Mukwonago, Wis., has quickly diminished as residential development continues at a phenomenal pace.
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Experience Is A Great Teacher

A true no-till pioneer, Frank Cockerill shares knowledge he's gathered through 23 years of trial and error.
No-tillers in Sarpy County, Neb., are still benefiting from the experience Frank Cockerill gained by no-tilling 60 acres of corn and 10 acres of soybeans in 1975.
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Get Set For Carbon Credits

For several years, there's been talk in western Canada about offering tax credits to no-till farmers who store additional carbon in the soil. A few years back, Canadian utility companies saw the concept as a way to offset huge penalties for atmospheric emissions from coal-powered electric plants.
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