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No-Till Will ‘Cheapen’ Farm Labor Costs

With farm-labor expenses going up every year, the actual labor savings from no-till have increased 296% in the past 15 years.
Taking a close look at the amount of time you can save by switching to no-tillage, you’ll see that you can save 44 minutes per acre.
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No-Till Is An Easier Way To Plant

In addition to reducing erosion on highly erodible soils, long-time northern Indiana no-tillers have found that two properly equipped planters and a self-propelled sprayer make them highly effective.
There’s a lot of highly erodible land and many small fields in LaGrange County, Ind.
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Vision Goes A Long Way

More than 100 years ago, long before all the Y2K hype, talk of the millennium and the existence of no-till, Charles Down’s great grandfather bought a farm. He tilled the soil, used draft horses and walked every step of the 240 acres behind his plow. The farm prospered and was systematically inherited by the next generation.
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The Leading Edge

When "times were tough," these Iowa farmers used no-till as a management tool to expand their acreage.
During the 1980s, the last thing many growers were looking for was more land to farm. Missouri Valley, Iowa, cash croppers Gail and Duane Witt saw this as an opportunity to expand from 1,200 to 4,000 acres by switching to no-till.
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