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Laura Allen, Associate Editor, No-Till Farmer
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7 Steps For Fighting Palmer Amaranth

We’re already hearing that Palmer amaranth is making its presence known this season —both the University of Kentucky and Iowa State University reported infestations of the “pigweed on steroids” in their respective states recently, and it’s likely that more findings will pop up as the growing season continues.
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Laura Allen, Associate Editor, No-Till Farmer
From the Desk of Laura Allen

New Opportunities With Non-GMOs

Last month, Vermont became the first state to require labeling of genetically engineered foods, also known as GMOs. The law won’t take effect until July 1, 2016 — if it ever happens. A federal bill introduced recently would ban states from passing such laws, and Vermont is preparing for a battle in court with the food industry.
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Tweaks, Experiments Lead To Successful No-Till Transition

Whether it’s running four different sets of closing wheels, integrating precision technology or reviving soil fertility, Paul Butler is always looking for ways to improve his no-till operations.
When Paul Butler once considered the cost of all the equipment he’d need to get into farming, he didn't think it was possible — until neighboring no-tiller Jeff Martin suggested no-till.
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