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Cashing in with Cover Forages Between No-Till Wheat Crops

Oklahoma no-tiller squeezes in a profitable late-summer, early-fall grazing period on cover crops he sows immediately behind his combine. The practice adds $100-150 per acre in cattle gains.
Northwestern Oklahoma no-tiller Jimmy Emmons quit plowing 10 years ago to begin rebuilding his soils and says by adding diverse cover crop mixes to his operation over the same period he’s cut his farm’s overall purchased fertilizer use by 85%.
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[Podcast] Finding No-Till Success in the Face of Adversity

Jimmy Emmons and Loran Steinlage have built dynamic, profitable no-till operations, but the challenges they face are very different.

For this No-Till Farmer podcast, sponsored by Yetter Farm Equipment, Jimmy Emmons and Loran Steinalge were joined by moderator Rick Clark at the 2022 National No-Tillage Conference in Louisville, Ky., to share the management tactics they’ve relied on to achieve no-till success in vastly different climates, including how they’ve incorporated cover crops, managed water infiltration issues and how they’re preparing their operations for the future.


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Keeping Soil in its Place

Oklahoma no-tillers Alan Mindemann and Jimmy Emmons, and NRCS state conservationist Gary O’Neill discuss how growers are saving the soil on their operations and enhancing the bottom line.
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Passing No-Till Onto the Next Generation

While brain drain has been a problem in family farming for quite a while, there are still plenty of children who go to college and return home to participate in the family business. And in the coming years there will be one of the biggest transfers of farm ownership in history.
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Video: Working With Broadleaf Cover Crops

Leedey, Okla., no-tiller Jimmy Emmons talks about a field he seeded with a 9-way mix of broadleaf cover crops, with the theory a change in the carbon-nitrogen ratio would allow residue to cycle over more quickly.
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Banking Water, Fixing Soils Yield a No-Till ‘Green Up’

Rotational grazing, no-till practices and diverse cover crop mixes are the recipe to healthier soils for Leedey, Okla., no-tiller Jimmy Emmons.
When Jimmy Emmons talks about the major changes he’s making to his farm, he feels compelled to explain that his father and grandfather, “did the best they could do with the equipment they had.”
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