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No-Till Savings No Longer ‘Chicken Feed’

Due to a tremendous increase in the price of diesel fuel, actual fuel-cost savings for no-tilling have shot up 606% in the past 15 years.
Treat the savings in fuel consumption per acre by switching to less tillage alone and you’ve definitely got a substantial savings.
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Shipping Out, Part 3: Moving Bushels South at 3 MPH

Barge design and positioning affect efficient movement on the Mississippi River. But when aging infrastructure brings barges to a standstill for as long as 12 hours, all the design in the world can't save what amounts to $100 million in delay-related costs. If the U.S. is going to move twice as much grain to market 20 or 30 years from now, we'll need to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to update the river's ancient system of locks.
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Illinois Grower Takes Strip-Till Plunge

When Jason Lay attended a conference last year with other Illinois farmers, he was amazed by the level of interest in strip-till, a system in which the crop is planted in a narrowly tilled strip and most crop residue is preserved to protect the soil from erosion.
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Let's Pay Farmers to No-Till

While U.S. Department of Agriculture officials have been bragging about funding nearly $290 million in renewable energy efforts since the start of the Bush administration, most of the investment has gone to bioenergy and biomass ventures. In fact, much of their comprehensive energy strategy to help farmers reduce high energy costs is simply being promoted without offering any new economic incentives.
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