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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

No-Tilling Boy Scout Style: Always Prepared

Robust storage allows off-peak bulk purchase of farm inputs, which are then applied at the perfect time with on-farm application equipment run by expert help.
No-till is all I’ve ever known. The practice was developed just 2 hours south of us in Christian County, Ky. My dad and grandfather bought an Allis-Chalmers no-till planter in the 1980s. By the time I purchased my first piece of land as a sophomore in college it wasn’t even a thought to put a plow to it. It just wasn’t how we farmed
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Less than 5% of U.S. Soybeans are Double-Cropped

So much to my surprise, a report from ASA arrived in my email inbox around the first of June. Authored by ASA chief economist Scott Gerlt, his analysis of government data indicates less than 5% of U.S. soybeans are currently being double-cropped each year. This double-cropped soybean acreage has continued to decline over the past decade, dropping from around 10% of the total in 2013 despite the continued growth in no-till soybean production.
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From the Desk of Frank Lessiter

Every Field Totally Winterized

A recent drive along the eastern U.S. shore opened my eyes to the dramatic acceptance of cover crops and no-till among farmers in this area in boosting incomes and protecting the environment.
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