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Investing in an Organic No-Till Evolution to Increase Profitability

Indiana no-tiller Rick Clark shares how a commitment to “getting uncomfortable” and a transition to organic practices at the National No-Tillage Conference Summer Intensive, June 23-24.
No-tilling and organic practices were once thought to be incompatible. But improvements in technology and the re-emergence of cover crops means some growers, like Rick Clark, are taking advantage of price premiums available on the rapidly growing organic market.
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Farmers, Agriculture Technology Providers Reach Agreement on Big Data Privacy

A coalition of major farm organizations and agriculture technology providers (ATPs) today announced an agreement on data privacy and security principles that will encourage the use and development of a full range of innovative, technology-driven tools and services to boost the productivity, efficiency and profitability of American agriculture.
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Stubble, Compaction, Equipment Size Are Driving Tire Innovation

Farmers will see more options for farm tires in the coming years with lower sidewalls, increased flexibility and more durability — all while boosting onfarm efficiency.
Ask major players in the ag industry what's driving tire design for North America and three themes pop up immediately: soil compaction, stubble damage and the increasing size of farm equipment.
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Narrow, High-Tech Gauge Wheels Tackle Plugging, Emergence Issues

New materials and designs for depth-gauge wheels can help growers improve seed-depth consistency and emergence in tough no-till conditions, and possibly increase yields.
When it comes to no-till planters and drills, row cleaners and closing wheels often get the most attention from growers, giving rise to seemingly endless tweaking and innovation devoted to the attachments.
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‘Wearable Technology’ Could Reshape Farm Decisions

Google Glass shows promise for hands-free crop scouting, machinery maintenance and training farm employees, but it’s not a one-size-fits-all platform — at least for now.
When scouting corn and soybean plants on his family’s 1,300-acre farm near Higginsville, Mo., no-tiller Garrett Riekhof will document insect damage or leaf discoloration to share with his off-site agronomist and solicit feedback.
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