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From the Desk of Jack Zemlicka

Don’t Confuse Strip-Till Productivity with Profit

Traveling through parts of Wisconsin during the holiday weekend, I took note of the height and health of crops I passed along the highway. Most looked to be thriving and it got me thinking about the expectations farmers may have for this year’s cash crops, coming off a record 2016 for many — at least in terms of yields.
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From the Desk of Jack Zemlicka

Are You Adjusting Your Strip-Till Acres?

The last few years have prompted some strip-tillers to reevaluate their crop rotation and adjust to the fluctuating commodity market. Talking with a few farmers, they acknowledged making some pre-season planting decisions based in part on the price of corn and soybeans.
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Don’t Suffocate Your Soils

Playing a pick-up game of basketball this week, I had the unfortunate experience of colliding with a much larger, more athletic opponent. While I only had the wind knocked out of me, those few moments of gasping for air made me appreciate the ability to take a deep breath again.
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Caution or Confidence in Planter Technology Market?

As strip-tillers get rolling in the field this spring, the metaphorical dust is settling on the termination of John Deere’s planned acquisition of Precision Planting. There will almost certainly be another buyer for the planter technology company’s hardware business, and parent company Monsanto stated as much after calling off the deal.
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