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CSP Payments Reward No-Tillers For Their Practices

One farmer who collects maximum government payments says your current management practices could deliver thousands of dollars per year, but be ready to document your work.D
Jim Andrew believes that his long-term no-tilling on 1,275 acres of corn and soybeans near Jefferson, Iowa, qualifies him for at least $23,000 of his annual $45,000 annual Conservation Security Program Tier III payments under the 2002 farm bill.
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No-Tillers Using New Corn Hybrids, But Selection Still Requires Care

The cost of seed corn has skyrocketed, but some no-tillers and researchers report big gains in yields in side-by-side test plots.
No-tillers seem to be taking evolving technologies in stride as seed companies unveil seed corn that provide new single, double and triple transgenic traits, with seed treatment options for early-season insect and disease protection.
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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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Follow The Money!

Here’s how farmers capitalize on the valuable time savings gained from no-tilling.
Freeing up time is among the major benefits of no-tilling.
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Frankenfoods... Or New Opportunities?

As one of the hottest topics of the year, four no-tillers face off about GMO myths, truths and the gobbledygook that saturates today’s media.
There's no doubt about it: emotions run high at the annual National No-Tillage Conference. Why? Because no-tillers are passionate about what they do and how they do it. Taking home a wrong idea and implementing it could cost thousands of dollars, or worse, could cause the farm to fold.
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Who Will Be Your Partners?

During the recent U.S. Grains Council annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., veteran no-tiller Jim Andrew asked an intriguing question of three chemical company presidents composing a panel discussing the impact of biotechnology on agriculture.
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Grabbing No-Till By The Horns

As the new millennium approaches, no-tillers gathered to exchange information, network and learn new profit-building techniques at the National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis.
With 660 dedicated no-tillers gathering in the exciting city of St. Louis, "the gateway to the west," the theme to the seventh annual National No-Tillage Conference, "No-Till...Gateway To The New Millennium," inspired even the skeptical that if there ever was anything to lead agriculture into the new millennium it would be no-till farming.
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