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No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] No-Tilling in Peace Country with Jason Casselman

For this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> "Influencers & Innovators" podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, Frank Lessiter talks with Jason Casselman, a no-tiller from Fairview, Alberta, Canada to find out how they make no-till work so far north.
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer "Influencers & Innovators" podcast, brought to you by Martin Industries, Frank Lessiter talks with Jason Casselman, a no-tiller from Fairview, Alberta, Canada to find out how they make no-till work so far north.
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Will 'Politically Motivated' Dicamba Decision be Overturned?

On March 10, 2021, the acting head of EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) indicated in an internal memo that she believes the former EPA leadership was politically-motivated and cherry-picked data when approving dicamba registrations. A recent editorial in The Counter explores the impacts of this memo and questions the fate of the contested herbicide.
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Going From Bull-Headed to Bullish on No-Till

After years of conventional farming, this Randolph, Wis., grower has transitioned his 2,500-acre operation to no-till, cover crops and planting green. And he’s having a blast

Change can be difficult, especially if you’re bull-headed. Just ask Dale Macheel, who says he tends to be stubborn, just like most farmers. But it can also be fun, he says, a mindset he’s embraced while adopting conservation practices on his 2,500-acre cash grain operation in Randolph, Wis.


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Hitting Pay Dirt by Boosting Soil Biology

South Dakota growers implement regenerative principles on every acre to improve soil health, reduce inputs and gain control of livestock feeding options.

In the pursuit of higher soil organic matter levels in their soils, Barry and Eli Little, a father-and-son team farming in Castlewood, S.D., are aggressively adopting regenerative practices.


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[Podcast] Gabe Brown on Regenerative Ag, the Climate and Farm Profitability

North Dakota no-tiller Gabe Brown is one of the pioneers of today’s regenerative ag movement. For this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter, we’re joined by Brown as he talks about a recent experience testifying before Congress about how government programs could be designed so as to encourage farmers to adopt regenerative practices rather than hinder their efforts.
North Dakota no-tiller Gabe Brown is one of the pioneers of today’s regenerative ag movement. For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter, we’re joined by Brown as he talks about a recent experience testifying before Congress about how government programs could be designed so as to encourage farmers to adopt regenerative practices rather than hinder their efforts.
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No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators

[Podcast] Pushing Yields with Fertility and Drainage with Harold Reetz

For this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> "Influencers & Innovators" podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., Frank Lessiter talks with retired agronomy consultant Harold Reetz about his approach to fertilizer management, including the 4Rs — right source, right rate, right place and right time — as well as other practices that underscore success in a no-till system.
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer "Influencers & Innovators" podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., Frank Lessiter talks with retired agronomy consultant Harold Reetz about his approach to fertilizer management, including the 4Rs — right source, right rate, right place and right time — as well as other practices that underscore success in a no-till system.
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[Podcast] Solving Farm Management Problems with Alternative Forages

For this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter, we’re joined by Brendon Blank, an independent certified forage specialist who works for Byron Seeds. Based in Ixonia, Wisconsin, Brendon helps farmers solve management problems by designing cropping systems that make better use of the land and human capital while focusing on diversity, enhancing animal health, and improving the soil.
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter, we’re joined by Brendon Blank, an independent certified forage specialist who works for Byron Seeds. Based in Ixonia, Wisconsin, Brendon helps farmers solve management problems by designing cropping systems that make better use of the land and human capital while focusing on diversity, enhancing animal health, and improving the soil.
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