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Cover Crop Insurance Issues

With more no-tillers interested in cashing in on cover crops to boost yields, slash fertilizer costs and curb soil erosion, everyone needs to understand the ramifications of qualifying for crop insurance. Otherwise, you may find yourself with a substantial yield loss claim that ends up being denied.
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Say Thanks To The Neighbors

Widespread planting of genetically modified Bt corn in the upper Midwest has significantly reduced losses from European corn borer damage. Even growers that don’t plant transgenic corn have benefitted from neighboring use of these products.
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The Sweet Stench Of Conservation

If you are going to use radishes as a cover crop — and you certainly ought to consider them if they fit in your rotation and meet your objectives — you may want to take a special note of one of the side effects of these natural compaction relievers.
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40 Great No-Till Years

It's coming up on 40 years since we produced the first issue of No-Till Farmer. The first issue that went out in November of 1972 featured reduced-tillage innovators who are still no-tilling today.
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