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BOISE -- Farmers in Ada County have a new option to harvest with, and it's meant to put less stress on our Idaho soils.

On Saturday, members of the Ada County Soil and Water conservation board showed off a new no-till grain drill. They purchased it to be leased out to area farmers.

The machine is puts less stress on the soil, because it cuts travel down to one pass.

The board hopes to move in this less evasive direction.

We hope they will be more interested in no till farming and soil health, said Glen Edwards. It will improve their soil quality and they will be able to better crops more productive crops.

This is no-till drill is used more commonly in the Midwest, but Edwards is hoping the idea will catch on for Idaho.

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