Covering No-Till


Columns and op-eds about no-till farming.

From the Desk of Frank Lessiter

Leave Your SUV in the Garage

When it comes to scouting no-till fields, Michael Horsch isn’t convinced you can do a good job from the driver’s seat of a SUV. In fact, he maintains placing too much emphasis on computerized prescription farming practices rather than walking fields is a major mistake for no-tillers.
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From the Desk of Frank Lessiter

If Lawmakers Said ‘Yes,’ Your History with No-Till, Cover Crops and Rotations Could Slice Insurance Costs

Passage of a unique concept that got Congressional consideration during the writing of the 2018 Farm Bill could put more dollars in the pockets of no-tillers. It’s an idea that farmers who use no-till, cover crops and conservation-minded crop rotations to protect the soil should be rewarded with an equivalent of auto insurance’s “good driver discount” when it comes to paying crop insurance premiums.
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