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No-Till’s a Better Dryland Investment Than Irrigation

Former Dakota Lakes Research Farm director says fixing nutrient, energy and water cycles is key to improving no-till
No-till wasn’t the solution, at least, not the first one they tried, nor the most obvious. When Dwayne Beck and a few other growers gathered in western South Dakota in the 1970s, they were trying to solve a problem.
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A Brief History of Carbon Markets

How global politics, market forces, environmental science and the back 40 are still colliding.
In Europe, the carbon market overseen by the EU generated €57 billion ($59 billion) in revenue over the past 8 years, and prices paid to farmers are flirting with $100 per metric ton.
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USDA Seeks Grower Input on Carbon Markets

Growers have until Nov. 1 to submit their comments to the federal agency.
The USDA is looking to create a set of pilot projects that provides incentives to implement climate smart conservation practices on working lands and to quantify and monitor the carbon and greenhouse gases associated with those practices. The pilot projects could even expand or develop new and additional markets.
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No-Till Passport Series

No-Till Works with Veggies

Bill Kerr, a vegetable specialist and breeder of a range of vegetables, has been no-tilling for 18 years and says he’s seen a range of benefits. Conservation practices can build soils up to a point where you can realize maximum yields, higher water-holding capacity, greater disease resistance, better eelworm control and better-tasting vegetables with longer shelf life. The No-Till Passport series is brought to you by Martin Industries.
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