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December 2021

Volume: 50
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    Profiting from a Diverse No-Till System

    Missouri no-tiller Macauley Kincaid has seen yields of corn, soybeans, wheat and other cash crops improve after experiencing limited success with conventional farming.

    MACAULEY “MAC” KINCAID, of Jasper, Mo., comes strolling out of his house on a muggy summer morning, smartphone in one hand, coffee in the other. Wearing a hipster-style trucker hat, he carries himself with a palpable confidence and ease. 


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    What I've Learned from No-Tilling

    No-Till, Cover Crops and Cattle Bring Revenue to Offset Tight Margins

    Finding ways to extract more income from the same acres carves space for the next generation on this Illinois farm.

    WE MAY DRIVE red equipment, but green is our favorite color by far. A perfectly plowed field has nothing on the brilliant green mat dotted with hairy vetch flowers that dominates our tractor cab view when my cousin, Tim Imhoff, and I seed our crops. 



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    Prioritizing Soil Health to Protect Profitability for Generations to Come

    The Crave family sees soil health as a key to reducing inputs, lowering machinery costs and creating more value-added products for long-term success and sustainability.

    Since the founding of the multigenerational dairy farm in Waterloo, Wis., in 1980, they’ve adopted sustainable farming practices, added a cheese factory to increase the value of their milk, and operate a manure digester that generates enough electricity to power their operation and 300 neighboring homes, making them a carbon-negative company.


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    Saving Green with Carefully Selected Cover Crop Varieties

    Indiana no-tiller Carter Morgan considers research and long-term goals to determine which cover crop variety will best support the needs of his farm.

    LIKE MANY FARMERS, Carter Morgan relies on crimping to terminate his cover crops. However, unlike some of his peers, Morgan has stopped purchasing variety not stated (VNS) cover crops and has instead embraced the specificity of using the exact variety of cereal rye that meets his needs.


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    No-Till Learning in Farmer Ross’s Neighborhood

    Jackson, Wis., no-tiller Ross Bishop teaches local farmers and his suburban community about no-till’s benefits.

    There are countless times when Ross Bishop, a no-tiller in Jackson, Wis., experienced a test of faith with no-till. Over the last 24 years, he’s managed drought, flooding, water contamination concerns, late frosts, cover crops that didn’t die and more.


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    Profiting from a Diverse No-Till System

    Missouri no-tiller Macauley Kincaid has seen yields of corn, soybeans, wheat and other cash crops improve after experiencing limited success with conventional farming.

    MACAULEY “MAC” KINCAID, of Jasper, Mo., comes strolling out of his house on a muggy summer morning, smartphone in one hand, coffee in the other. Wearing a hipster-style trucker hat, he carries himself with a palpable confidence and ease. 


    Read More
    A-section-of-cover-crops-is-clipped-and-sent-to-a-lab-for-analysis.jpg
    What I've Learned from No-Tilling

    No-Till, Cover Crops and Cattle Bring Revenue to Offset Tight Margins

    Finding ways to extract more income from the same acres carves space for the next generation on this Illinois farm.

    WE MAY DRIVE red equipment, but green is our favorite color by far. A perfectly plowed field has nothing on the brilliant green mat dotted with hairy vetch flowers that dominates our tractor cab view when my cousin, Tim Imhoff, and I seed our crops. 



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