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Columns and op-eds about no-till farming.

Frank Lessiter, No-Till Farmer Editor
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No-Tilling Adds $112 Per Acre in Environmental Value for the Non-Farm Public

While many of our readers certainly recognize the positive impact no-till has on their farm’s profitability, most haven’t recognized the environmentally-friendly value it also brings to America’s non-farm population. By combining the extra cropping value enjoyed by growers with the climate-friendly environmental benefits of this practice, it’s apparent to me that we’ve been underselling the overall worth of no-till.
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Julia Gerlach

Gaining Appreciation for the Roots of Modern Agriculture

On a recent road trip through eastern Iowa, a detour to visit the boyhood home of Norman Borlaug, a pioneer in plant breeding who helped save millions around the world from hunger in the 1960s, served as a good reminder of the importance of technological developments in agriculture — and the need to reassess practices on an ongoing basis.
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Clay Pope
SOUTHERN PLAINS PERSPECTIVE

My Cows Sequester More Carbon Than Your Hybrid Car

Producers should try to reduce methane levels from livestock, by improving feed conversion efficiency to reduce the amount of feed consumed, says Clay Pope. But we also need to understand that cattle, sheep, chickens and pigs are not the villains some people make them out to be.
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From the Desk of John Dobberstein

Cutting-Edge No-Tillers Need Recognition

If you’re a successful no-tiller today, congratulations! Making this practice work takes a lot of courage, as well as perseverance to push through the challenges. It’s time to honor those who helped you along the way.
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