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Hybrid No-Till, Strip-Till System Tackles Tough Residue Challenges

Two decades of reduced tillage have helped the Rotenberger family improve soil health and address some daunting residue challenges posed by their cropping rotations.
Two decades of reduced tillage have helped the Rotenberger family improve soil health and address some daunting residue challenges posed by their cropping rotations.
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No-Till Adoption Growing

The no-till movement seems to be going strong across South Dakota. That’s the conclusion, at least, of this year’s South Dakota Cropping Systems Inventory, which is a statistical ‘snapshot in time’ for the types of cropping systems farmers are using in the state.
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Building A Farm From The Ground Up

For Jim Kline, tiling, onfarm research and reduced tillage are a foundation for success, but ‘farming with integrity’ is the heart of his family’s operation.
Having started his farming career as a high-school freshman, Jim Kline knows that building a farm can take a lifetime, and it can be undone in an instant by poor decision-making.
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Leave Crop Residue On Farm Ground

Soil Quality Specialist Jeff Hemenway of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Huron said if producers reduce tillage or increase surface residue, they can increase infiltration rates.
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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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