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A Brief History of Carbon Markets

How global politics, market forces, environmental science and the back 40 are still colliding.
In Europe, the carbon market overseen by the EU generated €57 billion ($59 billion) in revenue over the past 8 years, and prices paid to farmers are flirting with $100 per metric ton.
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More Double-Cropping Means More No-Till

With a push by the Biden administration to expand double-cropped acres by 100% over the next 8 years, you can bet most of this anticipated increase will be no-tilled. After all, farmers have long recognized no-till makes the most economic, cost-cutting and environmental sense when double-cropping wheat and soybeans.
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Steep Slope Ag Tire Adjustments

If producer is working fields with +11° Slope (+20% Grade), what changes should be made in tire selection (Bias-Radial-IF/VF CFO), air pressure, and operator procedures to ensure optimum performance and minimal downtime.


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North Carolina Shares in No-Till History, Too

Kentucky isn’t the only state to mark a no-till first. North Carolina claims one of its own farmers also put their no-till crop in during 1962.

The no-till history research this year -- celebrating 60 years of the commercial practice -- turned up several new discoveries. Last fall, we came across what some believe to be the first no-till planter. We were aware of the unit, but its name had escaped us in other coverage, a reference was found on an industry message board that led to a No-Till Farmer report on the McCormick Till Planter.



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