NRCS authorities add gypsum to list of conservation practices

Crop farmers in a growing number of states may be eligible for financial assistance from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to amend soils with gypsum, says Ron Chamberlain, lead agronomist and director of research for the GYPSOIL Division of Beneficial Reuse Management, Chicago. Chamberlain explained the new NRCS program to farm writers and broadcasters at Info Expo at Ag Media Summit, July 25-26 in St. Louis. Read more

2016 Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 in Lancaster, Wisconsin.

The one-day conference whose theme is “Coupling soil health and economics” will feature a bus tour highlighting the operations of several local cover crop uses, both dairy/ livestock and cash grain as well as cover crop research at the Lancaster Research Station. Special emphasis will be placed on using cover crops to improve the “bottom line”. Continuing education credits for agricultural professionals will be available. For more details click here

Wisconsin NRCS Announces EQIP Signup for 2017 Funding, Apply by Sep 2, 2016

Madison, Wis. – July 22, 2016 − Farmers will want to plan ahead and sign up early for USDA conservation funding. Jimmy Bramblett, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist in Wisconsin, announced farmers interested in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) need to apply by September 2, 2016, for funding in 2017. Applications are being taken at all USDA Service Centers in Wisconsin. Read more

PARM’s July 2016 Newsletter

The Partnership for Ag Resource management just sent out the July Newsletter. If you missed the email, don’t you worry! You can see it here. You can also check out past newsletters here. If you would like to receive these quarterly newsletters and webinar announcements from us in the future, please sign up for our mailing list.