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Columns and op-eds about no-till farming.

From the Desk of Frank Lessiter

24% of No-Tillers Seeding Dicamba-Tolerant Beans to Combat Drift Fears from Neighbor’s Fields, Rather Than for Better Weed Control or Boosting Yields

While seed companies would lead you to believe growers will be planting dicamba-tolerant soybeans this spring to improve yields or do a better job of controlling weeds, results from a No-Till Farmer survey indicate many will only be doing so to protect their bean crop against potential herbicide drift concerns from neighboring soybean fields.
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From the Desk of Frank Lessiter

Feds Wrong, But Still Win

Results of a pair of California judicial rulings going back as far as two decades indicates plowing and deep ripping may violate federal environmental laws in some instances.
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Traits of Profitable Farming

If you’re running a farm yourself or managing someone else’s operation, yes, you’re a farmer, but you’re also a businessperson. After all, whether it’s a smaller, family-owned venture or a larger, corporate enterprise, the end game is some form of profitability.
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