Texas: CRP Risk Management Decision Aid Available

🕔Oct 15, 2018As Conservation Reserve Program, or CRP, contracts expire, landowners must decide if they should re-enroll acreage, convert it back to farmland or leave it in permanent cover for wildlife and/or […]

California Invests Over $100 Mln in Ag Conservation in 2018

🕔Oct 15, 2018California invested just over $100 million in a broad diversity of conservation contracts with farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners through the USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in the […]

USDA Issues $4.8 Bln in Farm Safety Net, Conservation Payments

🕔Oct 12, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the United State Department of Agriculture continues to invest in rural America with more than $4.8 billion in payments being made, starting this […]

Texas: Soil Health – 5 Common Misconceptions

🕔Oct 10, 2018This week I was in Mitchell County, Texas to talk about cover cropping (see companion article in this month’s RCNL). As cover cropping has become a national topic of interest […]

Minnesota: Conservation Tillage Conference, Fargo, Dec. 18-19

🕔Oct 8, 2018University of Minnesota Extension and North Dakota State University Extension Service are co-hosting the 2018 Conservation Tillage Conference on Dec. 18-19 in Fargo, ND at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference […]

ERS Report: Tillage Intensity and Conservation Cropping in the U.S.

🕔Sep 28, 2018On Wednesday, the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a report titled, “Tillage Intensity and Conservation Cropping in the United States,” which discussed regional and crop conservation tillage practices, as […]

Farm Bill Progress: Perspective From Ranking Member Peterson

🕔Sep 24, 2018House Ag Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D., Minn.) was a guest on Friday’s “Adams on Agriculture” radio show with Mike Adams.  Today’s update includes perspective on the status of the Farm Bill legislation from Rep. Peterson, […]

Texas No-Till: Cover Crops and Earth Worms Increase Production, Soil Health

🕔Sep 24, 2018When it comes to farming cotton, Kenneth McAlister has his bases covered – and most of his fields. The third-generation farmer switched to a no-till system 10 years ago. Over […]

South Carolina: USDA Assistance Available for Flood Damaged Ag Land

🕔Sep 20, 2018The USDA is responding to South Carolina farmers and ranchers who suffered damage to working lands and livestock mortality because of Hurricane Florence. Producers are encouraged to sign up for […]

Farm Bill: Lawmakers’ Perspective – SNAP and Conservation

🕔Aug 20, 2018As the work of the Farm Bill conference committee progresses, two issues, SNAP and conservation, have been singled out as key to the committee’s success.  Today’s update looks briefly at recent news items that contain […]

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