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Fighting Weeds, Boosting Profits With Non-GMOs

Consumer demand, lower seed costs and weed resistance are driving many no-tillers to explore opportunities with non-GMO corn and soybeans.
While the debate about genetically modified crops and labeling rages on among state and federal lawmakers, many no-tillers are quietly shifting their production to non-GMO corn and soybeans and raking in premiums and profits.
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New Opportunities With Non-GMOs

Last month, Vermont became the first state to require labeling of genetically engineered foods, also known as GMOs. The law won’t take effect until July 1, 2016 — if it ever happens. A federal bill introduced recently would ban states from passing such laws, and Vermont is preparing for a battle in court with the food industry.
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Is There A Good Alternative Soybean?

Non-GMO and specialty soybeans offer growers the possibility of solid yields, management of glyphosate resistance and good financial returns — if they can identify a market
Soybeans that tolerate glyphosate have accounted for more than 90% of U.S. soybean acreage for much of the past decade. But no-tillers may be able to find conventional soybeans or alternatives to Roundup Ready that are more profitable due to premiums and offer the added bonus of managing for glyphosate resistance by using herbicides with differing modes of action.
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Buy High-Fertility Land

With no-tillers earning higher per-acre returns than farmers still relying on extensive tillage, many are looking for more land to farm. That’s why you’ll find the results of a recent survey of land prices based on fertility levels to be of special interest because of your no-till experiences.
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