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 […]

FARMERS.gov is USDA’s New Combo Website for 3 Farm Related Agencies

🕔Feb 1, 2018Farmers.gov is the new interactive one-stop website for producers from USDA. Multiple features will be added over the coming months said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue at the unveiling […]

Rice Stewardship Grows Working Lands Conservation in Louisiana, Texas

🕔Jan 8, 2018Two new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) proposals submitted by the Rice Stewardship Partnership have been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) awarding nearly […]

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

🕔Dec 1, 2017For 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. […]

New Mid-South RCPP Deadlines Approaching

🕔Nov 15, 2017Over the past month, USA Rice hosted outreach meetings across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Missouri to spread the word about the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), Mid-South Graduated Water Stewardship, […]

Drought: Northern Plains – More Land Available for Emergency Haying and Grazing

🕔Jul 20, 2017Today, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is authorizing the use of additional Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands for emergency grazing and haying in and […]

USDA Restructuring: For Every Solution, There’s a Problem – Policy Pennings

🕔May 30, 2017In addition to creating a new Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Affairs, Secretary Sonny Perdue’s reorganization plan for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposes eliminating two under secretary […]

USDA Re-Organization Plan Getting Thumbs Up, Big Job Ahead – DTN

🕔May 15, 2017The former head of the Farm Service Agency under the Obama administration is among those supporting at least parts of the USDA reorganization plan rolled out this week by Agriculture […]

No-Till and Cover Crops Cut Expenses: 12 Lessons Learned – DTN

🕔Mar 4, 2017Nick Vinje didn’t grow up hearing, “This is how we’ve always done things.” That left the self-described city kid more open to change.   After 16 years of conventional farming, […]

NRCS: Cover Crops Key to Using Less Fertilizer, Pesticide and Herbicide – DTN

🕔Mar 1, 2017“Cover crops are your first step to freedom!” Ray Archuleta makes this declaration all the time and believes it. A 33-year employee for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Archuleta […]

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