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Growers Could Receive $25 Per Acre Payments if Using Cover Crops

More than two-thirds of no-tillers will be eligible for up to $5 billion in financial incentives.
Landowners could receive payments of $25 per acre on up to 1,000 acres if cover crops are established in their fields for the purposes of soil health, according to a preliminary Senate draft of the Build Back Better bill and corresponding budget. Non-operating landowners could receive payments of $5 per acre for encouraging tenants to seed covers on rented fields.
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No-Tilling Adds $112 Per Acre in Environmental Value for the Non-Farm Public

While many of our readers certainly recognize the positive impact no-till has on their farm’s profitability, most haven’t recognized the environmentally-friendly value it also brings to America’s non-farm population. By combining the extra cropping value enjoyed by growers with the climate-friendly environmental benefits of this practice, it’s apparent to me that we’ve been underselling the overall worth of no-till.
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Managing to Measure: Supporting Strip-Till Success with Analytical Evidence

Dr. Jerry Hatfield, former USDA plant physiologist and Wayne Fredericks, Osage, Iowa, strip-tiller to share on-farm results and advice on how incremental improvements in farm management will bolster soil health at the 2021 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
Farmers collect data and make operational changes throughout the course of their farming career. But how much of a correlation is there between the analysis and actual application of in-field information to improve on-farm decision-making?
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National Strip-Tillage Conference Announces Title Sponsors for 8th Annual Event

AgroLiquid, Agrisolutions, Copperhead Ag, Claas, Dawn Equipment Co., Environmental Tillage Systems, Kuhn Krause, Montag Mfg., Orthman Mfg., Schlagel Mfg., Vulcan Equipment and Yetter Mfg. Co. will be title sponsors and exhibit during the 2-day educational event at the Embassy Suites Omaha-La Vista Hotel & Conference Center.
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Boosting Your Bottom Line with Implement Guidance

GPS and auto-steer are practically standard on high-horsepower tractors, but advances in implement guidance offer opportunity for more growers to take advantage of the emerging technology.
They say that everything that is old becomes new again, and implement guidance is no exception. A technology that has been available to farmers since the 1970s is emerging into the mainstream as growers strive to be more efficient and economic with machine-to-machine guidance.
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[Podcast] Compaction and Controlled Traffic with Randall Reeder

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, <em>No-Till Farmer</em> editor Frank Lessiter talks with Randall Reeder, who has done years of research on ridge till, strip till, no-till and conventional tillage through his work at the Hoytville Research Station in northwest Ohio.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with Randall Reeder, who has done years of research on ridge-till, strip-till no-till and conventional tillage through his work at the Hoytville Research Station in northwest Ohio.
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Strip-Till Conversion Mellows Tough U.K. Soils

Turning to a modified strip-till setup that includes cover crops, Alex Shutes is saving time and money and seeing improved soil conditions with little or no yield drag.
A few years ago as circumstances changed on his farm, Alex Shutes faced the task of raising several spring and winter crops in a tillage-intensive system as a one-man operation. It seemed like a daunting task.
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