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Unique Water, Energy Audit Helps Growers Become More Efficient

Oklahoma producer Merlin Schantz is interested in conserving water and energy as well as being a good steward of the land and resources, and that's one reason he and other farmers have agreed to participate in a unique program that looks at both the water and energy consumption related to irrigation, says Oklahoma State University Extension.
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Tighter Canopies, More Stubble Help Dairy’s No-Till Transition

New Mexico grower Zachary Cordel and farm manager Nick Pipkin say grain crops are proving to be good soil holders, while reduced tillage and manure applications are building organic matter.
Zachary Cordel already appreciated no-tilling from his days on the farm with his father in Cocker City, Kan., north of Salina. During the 5 years Zachary spent at college, and a subsequent 2 years of missionary work, his father went from tilling fields on their farm to becoming excited about conservation and stewarding the land, and he's now no-tilled for 12 years.
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