conservation

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 […]

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