Conservation Stewardship Program: May 10 Deadline Plus 3 Improvements

🕔Apr 8, 2019The next deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding this year is May 10, 2019. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest up to $700 […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Reducing Tillage Saves Money

🕔Mar 27, 2019There is great diversity in number and type of tillage operations used to grow corn and soybean in east-central Illinois. As 2019 appears to be a low-income year, reducing tillage […]

Kansas: Farmers Used 20% Less Groundwater, Gained More Profits

🕔Mar 27, 2019When a group of farmers in northwest Kansas decided to voluntarily reduce their use of groundwater, no one really knew how that might affect their profitability. Five years later, they […]

Mississippi Outdoors: Wild Turkeys – Decline and Repopulation

🕔Mar 18, 2019Mississippi turkey hunters should reflect on the wild turkey’s history in our great state and never take this majestic bird for granted. Historically, Mississippi’s landscape was rich with wild turkeys. […]

Rice: RCPP Deadlines Approaching for Texas, Louisiana

🕔Mar 7, 2019Rice producers in Texas have until March 15 to apply for a special Regional Conservation Partnership (RCPP) Environmental Quality Incentives (EQIP) program, while rice producers in Louisiana have until April […]

Ohio: Conservation Tillage Conference, Ada, March 5-6

🕔Feb 25, 2019A world-renowned scientist will be the keynote speaker on the first day of this year’s Conservation Tillage Conference (CTC) in Ada. Christine Jones, an Australian Soil Ecologist, will be giving […]

Texas Land Trends Report – The Value of Conservation Easements

🕔Feb 19, 2019The Texas Land Trends project of Texas A&M’s Natural Resources Institute, or NRI, has published a special series report describing Texas landowner participation in land conservation easements and their value […]

6 Steps to Reduce Herbicide Runoff, Leaching

🕔Feb 14, 2019These six field practices can protect water quality from herbicide applications.

Farm Bill: Funding Shifts; CRP Payment Limit Possible

🕔Feb 13, 2019On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS) published an overview of the Conservation Title of the 2018 Farm Bill.  Today’s update looks at a couple key points […]

Midwest: Prairie Strips – Converting Low-Profit Land Brings Big Returns

🕔Jan 30, 2019Modern agriculture’s large monoculture fields grow a lot of corn and soybeans, planted annually. The outputs from row crops can be measured both in dollars paid in the market and […]

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