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No-Tiller Treats Soil as 401(K)

Fred Yoder first observed soil issues as a kid on the farm. When he was about 12, they sold their livestock and planted the previously untilled field. He noted a big difference in the soil between the fluffy, dark earth where the cattle had been, compared to the hard, compacted dirt in the adjoining field.
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Field Tests Underway for Electric Planter

Iowa start-up Salin 247 is field testing an autonomous electric drive unit for no-tilling corn and soybeans.
With a lifetime of farming experience and degrees in agronomy and economics, Dave Krog says he’s trying to whittle variable and fixed costs from today’s equipment outlays with an electric, autonomous drive unit aimed squarely at the 24-row planter market.
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Prioritizing Soil Health to Protect Profitability for Generations to Come

The Crave family sees soil health as a key to reducing inputs, lowering machinery costs and creating more value-added products for long-term success and sustainability.

Since the founding of the multigenerational dairy farm in Waterloo, Wis., in 1980, they’ve adopted sustainable farming practices, added a cheese factory to increase the value of their milk, and operate a manure digester that generates enough electricity to power their operation and 300 neighboring homes, making them a carbon-negative company.


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Two Roads to Farming’s Future: What to Choose?

Veteran ag economist John Ikerd says U.S. agriculture may need to look at a more integrated approach to the challenges it faces with growing public concern over environmental and social issues.

Long-time ag economist John Ikerd says U.S. agriculture is at a major crossroads with significant changes in the offing, but he says no-till farming will be important regardless of the ultimate future direction of the industry.


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Prescription and data service offerings continue to grow, with most services requiring farmers to provide precision ag data in order to receive recommendations and other valuable information. Data quality is essential since poor quality data can lead to incorrect decisions. Plus, it’s well known that data quality has lacked over the years in the U.S. Ohio State ag engineer John Fulton discusses quality issues with data layers and how to address them, including how to identify data errors. He also provides an example of how the merger of agronomic and machine data can improve on-farm evaluations.

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