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No-Till, Canola and Politics

It's seldom that we write about no-till and politics, but there’s a situation in Canada right now where international politics is spelling big trouble for the country’s canola growers. Read More

Research Shows Grazing Cover Crops Profitable to Dryland Farmers

Recent research in the High Plains is showing cover crop and forage mixtures offer soil-building and profit potential even to growers in areas of low rainfall. Read More

USDA Exploring MFP Payments for Cover Crop Forages on Prevent-Plant Acres

In light of widespread prevented planting, USDA is mulling Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments for struggling producers who plant an MFP-eligible cover crop that has the potential to be harvested and used as forage, says Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. Read More

[Podcast] A Conversation with Soil Health Advocates Ray Archuleta, Gabe Brown, and Russell Hedrick

In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, we share a Q&A interview conducted at Understanding Ag and the Soil Health Academy, featuring certified professional soil scientist Ray Archuleta; farmer, rancher, author, and speaker Gabe Brown; and first-generation farmer and field consultant, Russell Hedrick. Read More

Tracks Product Roundup 2019

Check out the latest tracks from some of the industry’s leading suppliers. Read More

No-Till Farmer Innovator Awards

Individuals or organizations can now be nominated for the 24th class of No-Till Innovators to be announced in January 2020 at the 28th annual National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis, Mo. Read More
Grazing Prairie for Cattle

Polycultures: A Cocktail Mix for the Semiarid Prairies

Producers rely on grazing native, tame perennial pastures or stockpiled forages to typically feed their cattle. Read More
Crop Sciences Professor Patrick Tranel

New Mutations for Herbicide Resistance Rarer than Expected, Study Finds

Seeking to better understand herbicide resistance, researchers exposed more than 70 million grain amaranth seeds to a soil-based herbicide. Though preliminary, the findings suggest that the mutation rate in amaranth is very low, and that low-level herbicide application contributes little — if anything — to the onset of new mutations conferring resistance, say researchers at the University of Illinois. Read More

USDA Announces Availability of $12.5 million in Conservation Innovation Grants

To help expand the adoption of innovative conservation approaches on agricultural lands, the NRCS is seeking proposals for national Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG). Find out if your problem-solving projects qualify for funding. Read More

Top No-Till Stories from May 2019

In case you missed them, here are the items that have garnered the most interest from farmers in the month of May. Read More

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