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[Podcast] Integrating Farm-to-Table Organic Hemp with Covers and Grazing

For this <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, we caught up with Tom Cotter, a no-tiller and strip-tiller in Austin, Minnesota, right after a Minnesota Soil Health School session he hosted at his farm. He explains how he has skirted many of the problems facing hemp farmers by following the farm-to-table production model to grow the product for his own Superior Cannabis Company stores in Austin and Duluth.
For this No-Till Farmer podcast, we caught up with Tom Cotter, a no-tiller and strip-tiller in Austin, Minnesota, right after a Minnesota Soil Health School session he hosted at his farm. He explains how he has skirted many of the problems facing hemp farmers by following the farm-to-table production model to grow the product for his own Superior Cannabis Company stores in Austin and Duluth.
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Burndown Options for No-Till Wheat in the Face of Glyphosate Scarcity

Shortages and supply chain problems have hit the ag industry in a variety of ways in the past couple of years. And just when you think nothing else could happen, the supply of glyphosate, which is usually way more abundant than water in the American West, has apparently become short, forcing decisions about where glyphosate has the most value, says Ohio State University.
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Reducing Input Costs with Cover Crops: Part 1

In part 1 of this 2-part series on the economics of cover crops, GO SEED explores how they can help reduce input costs

From farmers using cover crops in rotations to field experts alike, one of the most common questions they get asked is "The principle of cover crops makes sense, but how much are they going to cost me?” But according to Jerry Hall, Director of Research for GO SEED, this question needs to be flipped on its head with farmers asking, “How much can cover crops save me?”


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Gauging Cover Crop Response to Herbicides

Cover crop response to herbicides will be influenced by a number of factors, including biological and biochemical characteristics of the plant, chemical characteristics of the herbicide, and weather conditions since herbicide application, says Kansas State University Extension. 


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Useful Plants for Fallow Summer Periods

Many of us may have heard the term “Nature abhors a vacuum” (Aristotle) and we can see the effects of that when a field is left fallow — for example, after winter wheat harvest. Instead of tillage or herbicides to control the weeds that will try to fill this “vacuum,” a warm-season cover crop can be planted, says University of Nebraska Extension.


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[Podcast] Comparing Three U.S. Carbon Market Programs

For this No-Till Farmer podcast, we caught up with representatives from three companies who were talking with farmers about their carbon programs at the 2021 Farm Progress Show.
For this No-Till Farmer podcast, we caught up with representatives from three companies who were talking with farmers about their carbon programs at the 2021 Farm Progress Show. We spoke with Ben Gordon, carbon and ecosystems global portfolio leader with Corteva; Lisa Streck, grower carbon lead with Bayer Carbon; and Cristian Barcan, sustainability officer with Rabo Carbon Bank. 
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