FSA: Deadline nears for CRP enrollment

· August 9, 2018

Farmers have just over a week to get eligible land enrolled in the CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) this year. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce reminded producers that the deadline to sign up is Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. “Any agricultural producer that has eligible land should review the benefits of this program,” said Fordyce. […]

Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN acquires soil health planning software

· August 1, 2018

Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN has acquired an Iowa-based software company whose soil health and conservation planning software is already helping the company lead the way on innovative conservation stewardship. The Agren business and tools will be operated by the Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN division. Land O’Lakes, Inc. has held minority equity in Agren since 2016, teaming with […]

Minnesota conservation planting may be bringing in bad seed

· April 25, 2018

Minnesota landowners are being told they need to be cautious when buying and planting seed, especially for conservation plantings. Recently, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture has encountered several issues with seed sold in the state. In 2016 and 2017, the highly invasive weed Palmer amaranth was introduced through conservation seed mixes. The department found seed […]

Wrangler celebrates sustainable cotton farming on Earth Day

· April 20, 2018

In the spirit of Earth Day, Wrangler jeans has released a report highlighting how much of an impact sustainable cotton farming has on the environment. Wrangler evaluated 45 scientific reports to conclude the practices of conservation tillage, cover crops and crop rotation result in the removal of three times the amount of greenhouse gas emissions […]

GROW Act would include cover crop incentives

· March 19, 2018

Late last week, Iowa’s Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) as well as Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA) introduced the Give our Resources the Opportunity to Work Act or GROW Act. The act would maintain funding and acreage levels for the farm bill’s three largest conservation programs: the Conservation […]

Committed ND farmer wins NCGA 2017 Good Stewardship

· March 6, 2017

It was his dedication to keeping the land productive into the future that earned Joe Breker recognition from the National Corn Growers Association for Good Stewardship during the recent 2017 Commodity Classic convention and trade show. Breker says learning and adopting conservation practices isn’t a decision so much as it is an ever evolving process […]

USDA pumps $26.6 million into 45 water quality and conservation projects

· September 12, 2016

Sometimes it just takes a little financial nudge to get the ball rolling. The USDA recently announced the investment of $26.6 million into 45 projects that will spur innovative water quality and conservation initiatives on both rural and urban farm across the country. With matching contributions from public and private partners, the total pot comes […]

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