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The Magic 8 Ball & Section 179

On December 26, 2014 Leave a comment

This article was written by Gabe Jarnot, SVP Business Development for Northland Captial Financial Services, LLC. Mr. Jarnot has been in the equipment finance industry for more than 20 years. Environmental Tillage Systems, Inc. and its farm customers have worked with Northland Capital many times to provide successful equipment finance programs.

As a child, I remember receiving the Magic 8 Ball for Christmas, asking it questions and then waiting to see the answers: Very Doubtful, Outlook Good, or Yes Definitely.  This is what 2014 felt like as we all anxiously waited to hear Washington’s decision on Section 179 and bonus depreciation.  

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Farm Smarter with the SoilWarrior

On December 17, 2014 Leave a comment

We’ve all heard the saying “work smarter, not harder.” It may be an overused line in the business world, but it does apply to many farming operations where it would be difficult to work much harder. After all, there are a limited number of hands available and only so many hours in the day. But with precision technology at your fingertips, farming smarter is many times just a touch screen away.

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Top 10 Reasons To Consider Strip-Till

On December 10, 2014 Leave a comment
Farmers are always searching for ways to be more productive and efficient. At Environmental Tillage Systems, we build the SoilWarrior, which is designed to help you be both efficient and productive while maximizing your yield potential. The SoilWarrior is more than just an implement for strip-tillage; it’s a way to zone in and take control of profitability for your farming operation.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Before you consider purchasing a SoilWarrior system, you need to understand how a conservation tillage practice like strip-till could benefit your farm. 


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ETS Zone Tillage: A Better Way to Strip-Till

With lower commodity prices and the cost of inputs and land expected to remain steady for 2015, farmers are looking at different ways to save money without sacrificing yield. One practice that’s gained momentum with conventional and no-till farmers alike is strip-tillage; or as, we at Environmental Tillage Systems like to call it, zone till.

Why do we call it that? Well, aside from the fact that it’s fun to tell people “Don’t bother me. I’m in the Zone”, the work taking place in the field is happening in two zones: the growth zone and the work zone. But before we get in “the zone”, let’s make sure we’re on the same tillage page.

What is Strip-till?

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