TFI 4R Summit Encouraged Fertilizer Use Stewardship

The message to farmers, crop consultants, and other ag industry stakeholders during The Fertilizer Institute’s (TFI) 4R Summit in Indianapolis last week is that successful nutrient management requires a systems approach based on the 4R principles. The annual event provided an opportunity for participants to learn more about implementing effective stewardship practices across North America’s growing regions. Read more

Demonstration Farm Field Day Success: Tips on Cover Crops, Drought Proofing, and More

Madison, Wis. – June 16, 2016 – The Lower Fox River Watershed, just south of Green Bay, is home to a network of farms that demonstrate the best, leading-edge conservation practices to reduce phosphorus entering Green Bay and Lake Michigan to improve Great Lakes water quality. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Great Lakes Commission offsite link image     (GLC) partnered to establish a Great Lakes Demonstration Farm Network. Other key partners include the Brown County Land & Water Conservation Department offsite link image     and Outagamie County Land Conservation Department offsite link image    . The Network hosted a successful Field Day and Open House, June 15, 2016. Over 55 farmers, landowners, and partners were in attendance. Read more

Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Early Season Projection report – May 17, 2016

2016 Early Season Projections for Harmful Algal Bloom severity in Western Lake Erie beginning in mid-May.

Minnesota NRCS Announces Early EQIP Signup for FY 2017 Funding

SAINT PAUL, MINN, May 10, 2016 – Agricultural producers looking to solve natural resource problems on their farms will want to plan ahead and sign-up early for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding. Cathee Pullman, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist in Minnesota, announced that farmers interested in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) need to apply by August 19, 2016, for funding in 2017. Read more