BMPs for Reducing P Losses from Cropland: State of the Science Conference March 9 – 10, 2017

Designed to inform scientists, conservationists, educators, crop advisors, ag retailer agronomists, farmers and others. This event examined what we know about the effectiveness of Best Management Practices for reducing phosphorus losses from cropland in the Western Lake Erie Basin. Participants contributed to identifying and prioritizing knowledge gaps, and help evaluate the Nutrient Tracking Tool for research, training and planning. Attendees gained new information to improve their effectiveness in protecting and improving water quality and ag productivity.

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Plan Ahead 18 Months for Cover Crops

Cover crops can be a wonderful addition to a farming operation, according to Randy McElroy, technology development representative with Monsanto. They do require some extra planning – starting with a different timetable than some farmers may be used to dealing with.Read more

Fall Conservation Transect Results Released – Cover Crops Thrive in Tough Farm Economy

Indianapolis, IN, May 23, 2017 – According to the 2016 Fall Conservation Transect Report, Hoosier farmers planted over a million acres of cover crops for the second year in a row.

Jane Hardisty, State Conservationist with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) says having over a million acres of planted cover crops makes Indiana the leading state in the Midwest, if not the nation. Read more

Conservation Funds Available for Michigan Farmers

EAST LANSING, May 18, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is announcing what is likely the final opportunity for Michigan farmers to receive 2017 conservation funds. Funding remains for several 2017 conservation initiatives and farmers have until June 16 to submit their applications.Read more