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Use Cost-Share Dollars To Buy No-Till Equipment

While it hasn’t yet generated much business, an unexpected source of funds for purchasing no-till drills and planters is available from the federal government. The only drawback is that these 0-percent interest loans, that can be at least partially paid back with U.S. Department of Agriculture cost-share dollars, must be obtained by a public or quasi-public agency rather than directly by farmers.
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Use Incentives To Expand No-Till Acres

Northeast Nebraska program boosts no-till interest, acres and yields by going from 8,382 acres in 1999 to 120,000 no-tilled acres this year.
When funding for conservation practices began to tighten in the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resource District (LENRD) in northeast Nebraska, a collaborative effort and new incentive program introduced more farmers to no-till and increased no-till acres.
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