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It’s the People, not the Pocketbook, that Matter

No-Till on the Plains board member Jody Saathoff has built many friendships while emphasizing the importance of soil health with his customers.
No-Till on the Plains board member Jody Saathoff has built many friendships while emphasizing the importance of soil health with his customers.
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From the Desk of John Dobberstein

Writing Is On the Wall

The latest round of taxpayer funds aimed at the declining Ogallala Aquifer shows why no-tilling, cover crops, precision irrigation and prescription grazing will be extremely important tools for farmers in the years ahead.
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Lessons From the No-Till Underground

Digging a soil pit can help no-tillers understand both the limiting factors of their soils, and what makes them tick, as they work to build soil health and higher yields.

A SOIL PIT dug on no-tiller Alan Mindemann’s farm recently shed light on the role no-till practices play in increasing organic matter and making soils more productive. The pit was dug in mid-July on the long-time no-tiller’s farm near Apache, Okla., as more than 50 farmers attended a No-Till on the Plains Whirlwind Expo event.


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Dedication To Conservation Changes Soils, Pushes Yields

In the 11 years Mike Werling has been ‘never-tilling’ and using cover crops, organic matter levels climb, yellow clay soils turn blacker and yields steadily increase.
One of the best compliments Mike Werling ever received was a couple of springs ago, when a scientist for the federal government examined a soil pit on one of Werling’s fields.
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