Darrell Bruggink

Darrell Bruggink

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Rock Hall, Md. No-Tiller Trey Hill to Present at the 2019 National No-Tillage Conference

<em>No-Till Farmer</em> has announced the addition of innovative no-tiller Trey Hill to the 2019 National No-Tillage Conference speaker lineup. For his first speaking appearance at the National No-Tillage Conference, Hill will discuss many of the cutting-edge planting and nutrient management practices being implemented on his 13,000-acre farm.
No-Till Farmer has announced the addition of innovative no-tiller Trey Hill to the 2019 National No-Tillage Conference speaker lineup. For his first speaking appearance at the National No-Tillage Conference, Hill will discuss many of the cutting-edge planting and nutrient management practices being implemented on his 13,000-acre farm.
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Veteran No-Tillers, Cover Crop Workshops Headline 2019 National No-Tillage Conference

David Brandt, Dick Wittman and Trey Hill will share successful strategies for thriving, profitable no-till systems at the 27th annual gathering in downtown Indianapolis.
Behind the theme “Pathways to Higher No-Till Profits,” the National No-Tillage Conference (NNTC) returns to Indianapolis, the “Crossroads of America,” for the 8th time in the conference’s 27-year history.
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[Podcast] Using Regenerative Agriculture to Revive Your No-Till System

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast series, brought to you by Yetter Mfg. Co., we welcome Gabe Brown, a veteran no-tiller and the owner of Brown’s Ranch in Bismarck, N.D. Gabe shares his no-till journey, where he developed a management system that positively impacted soil biology and allowed nature to help his farm thrive.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast series, brought to you by Yetter Mfg. Co., we welcome Gabe Brown, a veteran no-tiller and the owner of Brown’s Ranch in Bismarck, N.D. Gabe shares his no-till journey, where he developed a management system that positively impacted soil biology and allowed nature to help his farm thrive.
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No-Till Operational Benchmark Study

Fertilizer Expenses Creep Upward

After slashing their fertilizer bill nearly 27% in 2016, no-tillers battled to keep their spending on applied nutrients to a 4% increase last year.
After having made considerable cuts to their fertilizer spending in 2016, No-Till Farmer readers fought hard to hold on to those dollars in a bid to stay profitable in 2017. They did well, for the most part.
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No-Till Operational Benchmark Study

Cover Crop Train Keeps Rolling On

Use hits all-time high at 83%, but more cereal rye seeded to trim costs.
No-Till Farmer readers appear firmly committed to using cover crops. The percentage of no-tillers using cover crops grew to 83% in 2017 — a 6-point jump over the prior year, an all-time high in the decade-old no-till benchmark study and the 6th consecutive year of growth.
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No-Till Operational Benchmark Study

14 Facts About the Top No-Till Yielders

Whether corn or soybeans, these top-third no-till yielders used more inputs, spent more money to get higher yields in 2017, but with mixed bottom lines.
So what are the practices that the top no-till corn and soybean producers use in their operations?
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No-Till Operational Benchmark Study

No-Tillers Walk a Fine Line on Earnings

Boosted by record corn yields, no-tillers eked out slightly better profits in 2017 despite higher expenditures for land rent, crop protection, equipment.
Being “better than average” on a consistent basis usually leads to success. In the 2017 world of farm economics, it took something extra special for no-tillers to finish in the black.
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