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NRCS Issues Guidelines On Cover Crop Termination

Important questions about federal crop-insurance eligibility are still being discussed by USDA’s Risk Management Authority.
The NRCS released new guidelines on the termination of cover crops that could answer a few uncertainties on how covers should be managed in different climates in the U.S., but the RMA is still addressing questions about its policies with cover crops and eligibility for federal crop insurance.
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Drones Could Change Face of Strip-Tilling

Crop scouting, 3-D mapping, spot spraying and pathogen detection all could be performed by unmanned aerial vehicles to cut labor and input costs and improve decision making.
In the not-so-distant future, farmers wanting to scout fields for diseases and pests, spot spray for weeds or obtain 3-D maps of their farm ground will be turning to tiny autonomous helicopters or planes to do the job.
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New Company Aims To Help No-Tillers Expand

A group of farmers and investors is spearheading an effort to help no-tillers expand their operations. Fall Line Farms (FLF) is offering to become capital partners for no-tillers who don't have the resources to buy farmland - either because current prices are economically unfeasible or because they're already highly leveraged but still need to grow.
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