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No-Till Learning in Farmer Ross’s Neighborhood

Jackson, Wis., no-tiller Ross Bishop teaches local farmers and his suburban community about no-till’s benefits.

There are countless times when Ross Bishop, a no-tiller in Jackson, Wis., experienced a test of faith with no-till. Over the last 24 years, he’s managed drought, flooding, water contamination concerns, late frosts, cover crops that didn’t die and more.


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Reducing Input Costs with Cover Crops: Part 1

In part 1 of this 2-part series on the economics of cover crops, GO SEED explores how they can help reduce input costs

From farmers using cover crops in rotations to field experts alike, one of the most common questions they get asked is "The principle of cover crops makes sense, but how much are they going to cost me?” But according to Jerry Hall, Director of Research for GO SEED, this question needs to be flipped on its head with farmers asking, “How much can cover crops save me?”


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Frank Lessiter, No-Till Farmer Editor
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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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