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Ag States of America: Montana

Once dubbed the “Treasure State” for its gold and silver deposits, Montana today is largely known for its cattle industry and dryland crop production. Get some more wide-open facts in this episode of Ag States of America, brought to you by Pivot Bio.
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Turning to Covers for Better Soils and Livestock Health

Craig Watson says he’s getting more forage production per year, better animal health, and improved soil tilth and health thanks to adding cover crops to a portion of his Texas ranch.
There was a time when simple things like seeding grasses and taking soil samples was a chore for Craig Watson. When he plowed one of his fields to plant a new variety of fescue, the soil clods were so massive and hard that seedbed preparation was difficult.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

Breaking Through the No-Till Barrier with Cover Crops

Adding winter wheat, livestock and cover crops helped Paul Ackley overcome his no-till plateau, simplify his planter and build more productive soils.
I never was one to like tillage. It just didn’t make sense. You would go through and make a perfect seedbed to plant into and then, without fail, you couldn’t get back in the field with the planter before it would rain. Then you would have to start all over again.
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For Ambitious No-Tillers, There’s No Place Like Home

Efficient no-till practices are helping a multi-family partnership in western Kansas aggressively expand their dryland farming and livestock operation without sacrificing yields or soil health.
Matthew and Nathan Pearce and their brother-in-law, Ben Johnson, didn't just join the family farm — they completely transformed the operation. The partnership is called Homestead Farms, and each family lives near the original homestead just south of Wallace in western Kansas.
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What I've Learned from No-Tilling

When Wet Or Dry, No-Till Rotations, Covers And Cattle Are The Answer

The Cowans adopted no-till because of drought, but found intense rotations and cover crops helped them deal with today’s excess moisture.
My father, Art, truly stumbled into no-till by pure happenstance. In the early 1980s he decided he needed to get away for a day or two so he took a drive to North Dakota.
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NNTC16 Audio Presentations

20 Years of No-Till Adaptations - Ross Bishop - NNTC 2016 Presentation - MP3 Download


With nearly 20 years of no-tilling experience and the knowledge he’s taken away from attending 21 National No-Tillage Conferences, Ross Bishop shares the challenges he’s faced among varying soil types, as well as the adaptations he’s made for planting, lack of fertility, cover crops and harvesting. Running 700 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat while raising beef cattle, the Jackson, Wis., no-tiller is confident no-till will continue to sustain his farm, his soils and his happiness.


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