NRCS announces EQIP sign-up in Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will offer funding for a special soil health project through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program. Read more

Get more out of 4R performance indicators with precision ag

One of the unique components of 4R Nutrient Stewardship that separates it from traditional nutrient management planning strategies is the inclusion of performance indicators. Performance indicators are parameters that can be used to objectively evaluate outcomes from a specific set of management practices selected for a specific cropping system. Read more

Help farmers resist the temptation to cut soil fertility

2016 is projected to be a bleak year in terms of commodity prices. Although agriculture economists are recommending cutting costs across the board to balance farm budgets, it’s important to look at an operation as a whole. The key is to find places where farmers can become more efficient rather than blindly cutting expenses. Read more

USDA announces special EQIP signup for Kickapoo Watershed, Wisconsin

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced a special Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding opportunity for agricultural producers and landowners under the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI) to improve water quality in the Kickapoo River Watershed and ultimately, the Mississippi River. Read more