No-till on the Plains – Regenerative bond from across the pond

Written by cpm from CPM Magazine

Download PDF Family tragedy, financial trouble and a great deal of soul searching has caused a paradigm shift from conventional agronomics to regenerative methods for 2016 Nuffield Farming Scholar Ben Taylor-Davies. CPM went with him to the No-till on the Plains Conference. It was the fact you could still see these tracks (on the Oregon Trail) that made me realise that everything starts with soil health. By Emily Padfield What do behemoths of regenerative agriculture Allan Savory, John Kempf, Ray Archuleta, Gabe Brown and our very own UK-based Ben Taylor-Davies have in common? They’ve all headed up the prestigious No-till on the Plains Winter Conference, held in the US Mid-West every January. When UK farmer and regenerative agronomist Ben Taylor-Davies was asked to give the keynote speech at the Kansas-based event, now in its 26th year, he admits to having been a bit taken aback. “I initially thought it was strange to ask someone from the UK to come and talk to a load of farmers who knew so much about no-till and regenerative farming already, especially after those who I describe as my heroes had spoken before. “But then organiser, Steve Swaffer said to me, ‘Here’s your curve ball;…
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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...