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
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
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
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