On this episode of Conservation Ag Update, brought to you by Martin Till, Vincennes, Ind., no-tiller Ray McCormick explains why it’s going to be tough to “not lose a lot of money this year” on corn. Plus, we ask our readers, “On a scale of 1-10, how concerned are you about drought this year?” Hear why some farmers are worried, and why others aren’t very worried at all.

In the Cover Crop Connection, Brendon Blank, certified forage and cover crop specialist for Byron Seeds, compares the pros and cons of cereal rye and winter wheat.

Merlin, Ont., no-tiller Blake Vince steps into the Farmer Feature spotlight, and explains how grazing enhanced his no-till system. Also in the episode, Cascade, Iowa farmer Zach Reiter shares advice for first time strip-tillers and no-tillers, and soil health consultant Barry Fisher reflects on his biggest no-till mistake.

This episode of Conservation Ag Update is brought to you by Martin Till  

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Martin Till’s goal is to increase yields and save you time and money. We hope you find something from our product offerings of row cleaner, UMO’s, closing wheels systems and recently added concaves that will make this year’s planting & harvesting go better for you. After all, you deserve the best!


Read the full transcript of this episode of Conservation Ag Update.

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And that will wrap things up on this edition of Conservation Ag Update. Until next time, for more stories visit no-tillfarmer.com, striptillfarmer.com and covercropstrategies.com. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!