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‘Outsiders’ in D.C. Moved No-Till Forward

Two no-tillers ­— Peter Myers and Bill Richards — brought credibility and trust to Washington, D.C., as they charted a transition for U.S. farmers.

The still “coming of age” no-till practice received two significant shots in the arm when no-tillers were tapped for influential posts in D.C. Instead of bureaucrats, the USDA smartly veered from the norm to appoint two practical farmers, Missouri’s Peter Myers and Ohio’s Bill Richards, to help convince farmers of the merits of reducing tillage.


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What I’ve Learned From No-Tilling: Regenerative No-Till Practices Improve Farm, Community

Keeping soil in the field earns this no-tiller profits and saves his community money.
I've served in township government for a quarter century. One never-ending task and expense is cleaning silt from road ditches and culverts — the product of field erosion — and putting it back where it belongs.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

Mistakes Create Win-Wins for No-Tiller Eager to Learn

Mistakes have led to more than one production practice that has paid off on our farm. Replanting hailed out crops resulted in our current twin-row planting strategy and a load of fertilizer I couldn’t send back helped us achieve soybean crops capable of winning yield contests. In fact, in three out of the last five years I’ve had the highest yields for the local Pioneer yield contest and one of those years I won the territory. No-till wasn’t an accident, but some unintended lessons helped prove it was the right fit for our farm.
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Twin-Row Corn and the Quest for 100% No-Till

After seeing the damage caused by tillage on his home farm in Austria, Eduard Zehetner decided to try no-till on his Hensall, Ontario, farm in the early 1990s. While he was able to make no-till soybeans and winter wheat work, no-till corn was a struggle.
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The Rear-Fold Planter and the Battle that Ensued

This chapter from Jon Kinzenbaw’s book, Fifty Years of Disruptive Innovation, shares his story behind John Deere’s effort to squeeze Kinze Manufacturing out of the planter building business.
After reading Fifty Years of Disruptive Innovation over a recent weekend and reflecting on the many examples of innovation, passion and perseverance found in Jon Kinzenbaw's story, No-Till Farmer requested permission to share an except of the book's content with our subscribers.
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