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The No-Till Planter Race: Did IH Get There Before A-C?

International Harvester appears to have been the first to come to market with a no-till concept planter — 13 years before Allis-Chalmers’ model found commercial success in 1966. But IH exited production just 2 years later after only 23 shipments.
As our staff was delving into research for the “Timeline of No-Till History," ​the No-Till Museum we’ll be bringing to the National No-Tillage Conference in Louisville, and an all-new history series planned in 2022 to mark the “triple crown” of no-till milestones, we discovered some mystery over the first no-till planter. And it’s the kind of discovery that’s sure to fuel additional debates.
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Farm Equipment Chairman Frank Lessiter Completes New Book on History of No-Tillage

<em>From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming</em> is a beautiful full-color, hardbound book including over 400+ pages, 650 photos and another 125 visuals.
Frank Lessiter, founder of Lessiter Media, the publisher of Farm Equipment, has just completed From Maverick to Mainstream: A History of No-Till Farming. It serves as a lasting reminder of how innovations, and their determined personal champions like those profiled in the book, can make a difference — through grit, learning and sharing, and the encouragement and support of others.
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