Covering No-Till


Columns and op-eds about no-till farming.

Frank Lessiter, No-Till Farmer Editor

For Every $1 of Government Funding Invested in No-Till Research and Education, Western Canadian Growers, Suppliers and Consumers Earned $109 in On-Going Benefits

With a new administration taking over in Washington, climate change is going to get much more attention. In fact, the new presidential team has already committed to helping farmers expand the use of no-till, cover crops and carbon sequestration in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Sarah Singla

Conservation Agriculture is a Tool, Not a Goal

Farmers are 21st-century innovators who apply amazing technologies to the challenges of our moment. A member of the Global Farmer Network, French farmer Sarah Singla says "We do all of this because we’re resilient — and know that our job as farmers is to keep producing food, even in the harshest of circumstances."
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John Dobberstein 2

Conflicting Stories, Messages Don’t Help Watersheds or No-Till Adoption

If we’re ever going to get anywhere with increasing conservation practices and fixing environmental issues in our watersheds we need to get consistent with the messaging.
The USDA recently named 379 priority watersheds where they intend to help farmers improve water quality via focused financial and technical resources through the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI).
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Clay Pope

Cow Comfort, Powered by the Sun

Sometimes you just come across a really cool idea (pun intended)…
Recently while perusing the internet for blog ideas I happened to come across an article concerning research conducted at the University of Minnesota about trying to find the perfect balance between improving cattle comfort and the practicality of how to do it.
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Frank Lessiter, No-Till Farmer Editor

More No-Till, Less Farm Stress

I’ve always felt no-tillers tend to be more optimistic and happier than the general farm population. Like everyone else in farming, you don’t like low commodity prices, dealing with numerous government regulations and ever-increasing input costs. At the same time, no-tillers don’t seem to get as concerned or complain as much about things they can’t control.
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