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Danish Farmer Sees No-Till as Farming ‘Based on Common Sense’

Knud Bay-Smidt, one of the few no-tillers in Denmark, asks the European Union to move away from its new Green Deal.

Knud Bay-Smidt, a fourth-generation farmer from Denmark, pursues sustainable farming practices, despite objections and obstacles presented by government regulations. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.


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[Podcast] 25 Living Legends of No-Till with Frank and Mike Lessiter

Back in 2019, Frank and Mike Lessiter sat down to discuss 25 legends of the no-till movement who are still alive today. This episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Terrasym, we revisit that conversation in celebration of these three anniversaries and the ongoing no-till movement.
Back in 2019, Frank and Mike Lessiter sat down to discuss 25 legends of the no-till movement who are still alive today. This episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Terrasym, we revisit that conversation in celebration of these three anniversaries and the ongoing no-till movement.
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Top No-Till Stories from 2021

The most-viewed content for 2021 reveals the hunger no-tillers have for more information and insights into cutting-edge agricultural practices and equipment.
The most-viewed content for 2021 reveals the hunger no-tillers have for more information and insights into cutting-edge agricultural practices and equipment.
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Squaring Away Generational Differences on the Plow

The great-grandson of Walter T. Jack provides a personal yet conflicted history on the famed debate that defended and condemned the plow.

Not as well-known to no-tillers as Plowman’s Folly and its heralded author/champion Edward H. Faulkner was the responding book that contradicted it. Iowa’s Walter T. Jack boldly defended the moldboard plow against Faulkner in The Furrow and Us, released in 1946, with prose every bit as powerful as that of his nemesis.


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What Research & Literature Most Contributed to No-Till’s Adoption?

This first-ever project recognizes the most significant works in no-till research & literature, and the efforts of those who contributed to the practice’s understanding in North America and beyond.

In September 2021, No-Till Farmer commissioned a project to determine the most significant research and publications that assisted in the understanding and adoption of no-till agriculture. Randall Reeder, retired ag engineer from Ohio State Univ., and Don Reicosky, retired USDA soil scientist, collaborated on a detailed process to complete this large and aggressive project in advance of three important no-till milestones in 2022.


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