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Better Soils with the No-Till System

A publication to help farmers understand and improve their soil health through no-till systems.
Productive agriculture depends on healthy soil. Soil guarantees that nutrients are made available in sufficient amounts during a plant’s life cycle and it holds water that is then available to plants. It also provides many critical ecosystem functions that are necessary for life. In this free publication from Penn State University, you’ll learn how you can protect this valuable resource through no-till.
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Franks Comments: With Well Over Half of All Pennsylvania Crop Land Listed as Highly Erodible, the State’s Growers are Now No-Tilling an Incredible 66% of the Overall Crop Acreage

When No-Till Farmer got its start in 1972, one of the first things we did was determine the number of no-tilled acres in the U.S. To do so, we asked the state agronomists of the Soil Conservation Service (now the NRCS) for the data.


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Figuring Out Farm Bill Fundamentals

Four no-tillers faced the daunting task of breaking down the Farm Bill at the recent National No-Tillage Conference.
Armed with a lot of words like “possibly,” “guesswork” and “unsure,” four no-tillers bravely took the stage at the recent National No-Tillage Conference to explain what could be coming in this year’s Farm Bill.
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How Will The New Farm Bill Impact No Tillers?

Since many no-tillers already qualify for payments, you’ll be first on the list for 2002 farm bill payments.
Since most no-tillers probably already qualify for payments, the new 2002 farm bill offers plenty of opportunities and should lead to further expansion of no-tilled acres. But if you're just no-tilling corn and soybeans, don' expect that rotation to automatically meet the necessary government criteria in all states.
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Once Again, Plenty of Great Cropping Ideas Found At No-Tillage Conference

Celebrating its 10th year, the National No-Tillage Conference again delivered plenty of valuable cropping ideas from 55 speakers and networking with attendees in the hotel hallways.
Despite safety concerns since the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania, the 10th annual National No-Tillage Conference attracted 682 attendees to St. Louis, Mo.
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No-Tilling Fibers

They aren't your normal no-tilled crops, but growing industrial hemp and kenaf could earn dollars as cash crops or cover crops
When Steve Groff began looking at ways to boost his no-till income, fiber crops in theory, appeared to be a profitable possibility.
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