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Equipment Upgrades Possible Through Sharing Arrangements

Newer, bigger, more advanced equipment becomes available when you join with other no-tillers in clearly defined agreements covering costs and use.
Kenny Holsing faced a bit of a quandary. The De Witt, Neb., no-tiller needed a combine upgrade, yet he hoped to gradually ease back a bit. “I’m getting close to retirement,” Holsing says, “and I have only about 400 acres.”
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling: Crop Value Rather Than Top Yield Matters In This No-Till Operation

What this husband and wife team saw immediately with no-till was that they had more money in the bank at the end of the year.
Our shift to no-tillage started after we attended a Top Farmer Crop Workshop at Purdue University in 1989. We were told about the big gains that some of the early no-till innovators were getting by seeding soybeans with a no-till drill rather than in 30-inch rows. It seemed like a good system to consider.
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