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Use of Strip-Tillage Gaining Momentum

The growing push to adopt conservation tillage practice to help improve overall soil health appears to be giving some traction to the use of strip-tillage practices. According to the results of the 3rd Strip-Till Operational Benchmark Study, average acres planted to strip-till increased to 1,139 acres in 2015 compared to 948 acres in 2014 and 877 acres in 2013.


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U.S. Farmers Made Big Strides in Corn Planting Last Week

Give them a few good days and U.S. farmers can do amazing things when it comes to getting their corn crop in the ground. This afternoon, USDA reported that for the 18 states that accounted for 92% of the corn acreage last year, 71% of corn acres were planted as of yesterday, May 19. While it doesn't match up to last year's 95% that was planted as of that date, it certainly is a big leap from a week earlier when only 28% of corn acres had been planted.
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