NRCS is encouraging Idaho farmers to participate in no-till November.


“We're excited to borrow from the no shave November, because in agriculture we have our own version of stubble, after harvest," said Mindi Rambo with NRCS-Idaho.  "And so we thought this is a great marriage of ideas, celebrating the idea that keeping the stubble is a good thing.”


Rambo added no-till or low-till practices benefit producers in a variety of ways.  She said keeping that stubble behind helps with dust, prevents erosion, and improves water absorption.  And she pointed out, no-till or low-till can help keep nutrients in the ground and promote the capture of carbon.  She said NRCS is available across Idaho as a resource to improve soil health year-round.


“We are happy to sit down at any of our field offices and talk with farmers and ranchers who are raising crops, whether to feed their livestock or to sell at market, and talk to them about ways that we can help them with their stewardship of the soil and soil health, so that they get all of the returns that they were hoping for.” 


For more information about soil health, low-till or no-till, check out NRCS' Website.


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