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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

Without No-Till, Farming Wouldn't Be As Enjoyable

With a 4,800-acre farming operation, this family’s entire way of life is tied to no-till.
No one thing got us into no-till, but every year we find more reasons to stay with it. In the 1970s and early 1980s, our farm management included my father, Doyle, my Uncle Jerry and a cousin, Roy. They had given up the moldboard plow in the 1970s and had switched to a chisel plow system, but were still doing a lot of tillage.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

No-Till To Stop Erosion Before It Starts!

With faith that no-till is totally compatible with Mother Nature, this Iowan believes it represents farming’s future both economically and environmentally.
During my 13 years in the Air Force after graduating from Iowa State University in 1956, a lot of things changed. In the military, I was part of a two-man team that flew the experimental SR-71, which became the world’s fastest airplane. It still holds speed records of more than 2,000 miles per hour.
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Figuring Out Farm Bill Fundamentals

Four no-tillers faced the daunting task of breaking down the Farm Bill at the recent National No-Tillage Conference.
Armed with a lot of words like “possibly,” “guesswork” and “unsure,” four no-tillers bravely took the stage at the recent National No-Tillage Conference to explain what could be coming in this year’s Farm Bill.
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The Last Farm Bill Ever?

Jay Lehr says no-tillers are set to profit big-time from the latest Farm Bill
Never one to shy away from his beliefs, Jay Lehr, a senior scientist with Environmental Education Enterprises in Ostrander, Ohio, made a bold prediction about the new Farm Bill at the recent 11th annual National No-Tillage Conference.
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The Envelope Please...

National No-Tillage Conference prizes winners took home more than just no-tilling strategies.
if getting the opportunity to interact with almost 700 fellow no-tillers wasn't enough, some attendees at the 11th National No-Tillage Conference in Indianapolis, Ind., also walked away with a number of extremely valuable big-time prizes.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

“When We Started To No-Till, Corn Yields Jumped 20 Bushels Per Acre!”

After 27 years, this Nebraska no-tiller knows no-tillage will make his soils and production tools sustainable for generations to come.
No-Till is not a machine, not a crop and not residue. Instead, no-till is a combination of all the critical things you need to produce the best crop with the least cost and the most sustainability. That’s been our farm goal for the past quarter-century.
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