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Cover Crops Helped Growers Overcome Drought in 2023

No-tillers share how cover crops affected cash crop growth during challenging times of drought

In 2023, many growers faced obstacles related to drought across much of the U.S. and even other parts of the world. Cover crops have often served as a tool for overcoming drought while also improving soil health, but proper management is key. No-Till Farmer surveyed growers about how cover crops affected cash crops during the 2023 drought. Here are some responses from growers. 


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Ag States of America: Wisconsin

Wisconsin is home to more than 8,000 licensed dairy farms and 1.27 million dairy cows, earning the state the title of America’s Dairy Land. Get that and other cheesy facts in this episode of Ag States of America, brought to you by Pivot Bio.
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[Podcast] Steve Wilkens Overcomes No-Till Corn Adversity

For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by SOURCE by Sound Agriculture, we're joined by Steve Wilkens who farms about 1,000 acres of Wisconsin ground that his family has worked since the 1850’s. In 2021, Wilkens recorded a yield of 315.4 bushels per acre, enough to claim second place in the Wisconsin No-Till Non-Irrigated category for the National Corn Grower’s Association Corn Yield Contest.
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by SOURCE by Sound Agriculture, we're joined by Steve Wilkens who farms about 1,000 acres of Wisconsin ground that his family has worked since the 1850’s. In 2021, Wilkens recorded a yield of 315.4 bushels per acre, enough to claim second place in the Wisconsin No-Till Non-Irrigated category for the National Corn Grower’s Association Corn Yield Contest.
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No-Till Innovation Comes in Leaps and Bounds

Wisconsin no-till dairyman Chris Conley thwarts heavy rain and hills with no-till, covers and planting green.
Conley farms 120 acres for feed (silages, dry hay and high-moisture corn) for his 52-cow dairy, located down a dirt road amid a small fold of hills in Dodge County. The hills make for stunning views of the surrounding countryside, and his barn and silo. They also pose unique management challenges. Or they did, until recently.
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