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Arkansas: Soil, Water Education Conference, Expo, Jonesboro, Jan. 31

Arkansas: Soil, Water Education Conference, Expo, Jonesboro, Jan. 31

👤From a Press Release 🕔Dec 12, 2017

The 20th annual Arkansas Soil and Water Education Conference and Expo 2018 will be held January 31 at the first National Bank Arena at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. The event, which starts at 8 a.m., will address the latest

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Almond Board of California Invests $4.8 Mln in ‘Next-Generation’ Farming Research

Almond Board of California Invests $4.8 Mln in ‘Next-Generation’ Farming Research

👤From a Press Release 🕔Dec 5, 2017

Almond Board of California (ABC) today announced an investment of $4.8 million in 64 independent, third-party research projects exploring next-generation farming practices. Additionally, ABC released the first annual Almond Sustainability Publication, entitled Growing Good, which highlights the California Almond community’s

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No-Till Farming: The Economics of Saving Money, Time, and Soil

No-Till Farming: The Economics of Saving Money, Time, and Soil

👤By Elizabeth Creech, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service 🕔Dec 1, 2017

For farmers across the country, it comes as no surprise to hear that conservation tillage practices – particularly continuous no-till – can save time and money compared to conventional tillage. The potential benefits of no-till are well-documented, from improving soil

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Farm Bill: Tax Legislation and the Specter of Sequestration

Farm Bill: Tax Legislation and the Specter of Sequestration

👤By Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey, and Nick Paulson, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Nov 24, 2017

A recent analysis by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has raised concerns about the potential impact the Congressional tax bills could have on farm programs and the farm bill. In short, the concern raised is that if the tax bills

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West Ohio Agronomy Day, Fort Loramie, Jan. 8

West Ohio Agronomy Day, Fort Loramie, Jan. 8

👤By Debbie Brown, Ohio State University CCA 🕔Nov 21, 2017

West Ohio Agronomy Day will be held on Monday, January 8 at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie (Shelby County), from 8:30 am-4 pm. This is our annual Recertification Program for Private Pesticide Applicators and will also include the one-hour Fertilizer Applicator

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Minnesota: Conservation Tillage Conference, Willmar, Dec. 5-6

Minnesota: Conservation Tillage Conference, Willmar, Dec. 5-6

👤By Jodi DeJong-Hughes, University of Minnesota 🕔Nov 20, 2017

Do you need to fulfill your Continuing Education Credit (CEU) requirements? Consider attending the 2017 Conservation Tillage Conference on Dec. 5-6 in Willmar, MN. Ten CEU’s will be available at the 2-day conference, many in the Soil and Water category. Hurry, early

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Arkansas Rice Farmer Named 2017 U.S. Sustainable Farmer of the Year

Arkansas Rice Farmer Named 2017 U.S. Sustainable Farmer of the Year

👤By Deborah Willenborg, USA Rice 🕔Nov 15, 2017

Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture last night announced the recipients of its inaugural 2017 Sustainability Leadership Awards and Arkansas rice farmer Jennifer James was named 2017 Farmer of the Year. James, a fourth-generation rice farmer from Newport,

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Minnesota: Conservation Tillage Conference, Willmar, Dec. 5-6

Minnesota: Conservation Tillage Conference, Willmar, Dec. 5-6

👤By Phyllis Bongard, University of Minnesota 🕔Nov 6, 2017

The University of Minnesota Extension along with North Dakota State University Extension Service is hosting the 2017 Conservation Tillage Conference on Dec. 5-6 in Willmar, Minn. Roll up your sleeves for some practical, hands-on information that will save you soil,

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Conservation Reserve Program Suspends Land Enrollment – DTN

Conservation Reserve Program Suspends Land Enrollment – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom, DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Oct 11, 2017

The Agriculture Department’s Farm Service Agency announced Monday it will suspend accepting most new offers to enroll land in the Conservation Reserve Program until later in the 2018 fiscal year. In the meantime, FSA “will process many pending eligible offers,”

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Sportsmen and Conservationists Side Against Trump Decision on Sage Grouse – DTN

Sportsmen and Conservationists Side Against Trump Decision on Sage Grouse – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Oct 10, 2017

Leaders for sportsmen’s and conservation groups in Western states are becoming more critical over the Trump administration’s decision last week to reopen a protection agreement for the greater sage grouse in 11 states. After months of internal discussions, the Department

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