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How Far Do We Go?

If an agricultural company bowed to pressure and demanded you produce “pollution-free food,” how would you handle it?
If an agricultural company bowed to pressure and demanded you produce “pollution-free food,” how would you handle it?
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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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Much Ado About Nitrates

When it comes to reducing nitrogen concerns, no-tillers are leading the way.
The nitrate standard, which has long been set at 10 parts per million, does not accurately reflect real world situations. But it's probably here to stay, maintains Jay Lehr, senior scientist with Environmental Education Enterprises in Ostrander, Ohio.
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