The report also found that programs like the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQUIP) and Conservation Reserve Program pay for practices the group claims make environmental practices worse in 12 agriculturally intensive states.
The trend is driven in part by renters, who are unwilling to pay more based on high-cost inputs and crop price uncertainty. Land owners are insulated to some extent by equity and year-to-year market variations.
In a presentation to the Dodge County Farmers for Healthy Soil and Healthy Water, Brown joked about taking over his own family farm following years of tilling, and used that as launching point to talk about the difference between soil subjected to intensive tilling and no-till fields.
Increased production and reduced production risk are some of the many benefits derived from technological advancements. In the 21st century, precision agriculture has become a new frontier for technology adoption.
North Dakota farmers Joe Breker and Nick Vinje discuss how conservation-tillage practices fits into their farming operations. Breker was honored recently as a responsible nutrient practitioner by the Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners Program. No-Till Farmer and Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers are co-sponsors of the program.
Some growers in the Plains feel incorporating cover crops into no-till systems can’t work because covers will use up all of the available moisture needed for the following cash crop. But experienced no-tillers share what benefits they’ve seen from cover crops on their own farms.
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