Farm Bill – Senate Draft Might Just Pass – Improvements, Fixes are Part of Package

🕔Jun 13, 2018Release of the Senate Ag Committee draft Senate Ag Committee (2018 Farm Bill; Brasher, June 8, 2018)  represents more than different program and policy details but completely different legislating, political and […]

Farm Bill: House Ag Bill Would Eliminate Conservation Stewardship Program

🕔Jun 8, 2018The farm bill reported by the House Ag Committee and defeated on the House floor remains in a state of limbo (H.R. 2, Agricultural and Nutrition Act of 2018). Among […]

Iowa: Conservation – Navigating Through a Soil Health Assessment

🕔Jun 7, 2018Building soil health is important to sustain soil resiliency and productivity. Many conservation practices can maintain and enhance physical, chemical and biological soil properties that contribute to overall soil biological […]

Iowa: Farm Nutrient Runoff Worse, Despite 5-Year Reduction Strategy – DTN

🕔Jun 4, 2018While state officials and others in Iowa celebrated the five-year anniversary of the state’s voluntary nutrient reduction strategy this past week, a study from the University of Iowa shows the […]

Farm Bill: What’s in the House Draft?

🕔Apr 27, 2018On Thursday, April 18, 2018, the House Agriculture Committee reported its version of the farm bill titled the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (House Ag Committee Press Release, April 18, […]

Livestock: Trimming Costs by Leaving Hay Growing to Others – DTN

🕔Mar 28, 2018If you want proof Keith Tuck’s rotational-grazing system works, take a look at his hay equipment. Oh, wait. It’s gone. He sold it in 2016. “It was a hard decision […]

Trading Hunting Access For Restoration Help – And Dollars – DTN

🕔Mar 8, 2018Larry Rhodes has always relied on Mother Nature and patience to restore the timber on his Angus seedstock cow/calf operation. Conservation is a passion for this Carlinville, Illinois, producer. So, […]

Conservation: Proposed Budget Cuts Deeply Into Programs

🕔Feb 13, 2018Today, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s budget for conservation programs in the 2019 fiscal year. “Once again, this administration is […]

Cover Crop – No-till – Weed Control System is Longterm Investment – DTN

🕔Feb 6, 2018Brice Custer breaks down the economics of cover crops on his operation in western Kansas by comparing what his cover crops cost compared to how much he saves by not […]

Rice States: NRCS Updates Conservation Stewardship Program, Applications Due March 2

🕔Feb 6, 2018Rice producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for a special Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) led by the USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership, the Sustaining the […]

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