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Fuel prices climb, conservation tillage offers relief

As fuel prices continue to climb, conservation tillage might offer farmers some relief. An estimated 3.5 gallons of diesel fuel could be saved per acre by switching from conventional tillage to no-till. Other benefits like reduced soil erosion, improved soil tilth and water conservation can also be seen.

 

To see just what your savings would be, log onto http://ecat.sc.egov.usda.gov

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