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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: It Pays To Listen To Your Dad About No-Till

Twenty-three years after his father suggested they no-till, Wisconsin farmer Dan Stokes no-tills corn as early as possible, grows diverse rotations, custom no-tills and milks cows, too.
Twenty-five years ago, my father, Loren Stokes, and I milked and fed a 100-cow dairy herd and were also tilling about 300 acres of farmland. Needless to say, we were busy daylight to dark. We both decided we were working too hard.
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What I've Learned From No-Tilling: Intensive Nutrient Management Boosts Profits

Nebraska no-tiller John Niemeyer says modifying his fertilizer delivery system, improving pH and using compost manure has transformed no-till corn into his most profitable crop
One of my first jobs out of college after I received a degree in business from the University of North Dakota was a fortunate choice. During the several years I worked for a professional consulting agronomist, I had the opportunity to see a lot of different crop-production systems throughout eastern Nebraska, western Iowa and northeastern Kansas.
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CSP Payments Reward No-Tillers For Their Practices

One farmer who collects maximum government payments says your current management practices could deliver thousands of dollars per year, but be ready to document your work.D
Jim Andrew believes that his long-term no-tilling on 1,275 acres of corn and soybeans near Jefferson, Iowa, qualifies him for at least $23,000 of his annual $45,000 annual Conservation Security Program Tier III payments under the 2002 farm bill.
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Get Paid For No-Tilling!

As no-tillers attempt to cash in on funds available through the 2002 Farm Bill, many are finding themselves at a disadvantage. Instead of being credited for doing a good job of conserving their soils, they’re being punished for having already seen the many benefits of no-tilling.
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Figuring Out Farm Bill Fundamentals

Four no-tillers faced the daunting task of breaking down the Farm Bill at the recent National No-Tillage Conference.
Armed with a lot of words like “possibly,” “guesswork” and “unsure,” four no-tillers bravely took the stage at the recent National No-Tillage Conference to explain what could be coming in this year’s Farm Bill.
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The Last Farm Bill Ever?

Jay Lehr says no-tillers are set to profit big-time from the latest Farm Bill
Never one to shy away from his beliefs, Jay Lehr, a senior scientist with Environmental Education Enterprises in Ostrander, Ohio, made a bold prediction about the new Farm Bill at the recent 11th annual National No-Tillage Conference.
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