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We work with ag retailers to improve management of our key soil, nutrient and crop-protection resources by keeping them on our cropland and out of our streams, rivers and lakes.

Why we are doing it

Ag retailers are key players in addressing nutrient runoff by ensuring their customers’ dollars stay on the field for crop nutrition, rather than running off into nearby waterways.


Our webinars present the latest nutrient management research and economic returns for ag retailer products and services that improve water quality.

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Learn more about the benefits of products and services your facility offers by downloading our free materials and accessing PARM’s interactive tools.

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Latest News

American Farmland Trust launches Farmer Relief Fund

April 1, 2020 11:00 am

The coronavirus pandemic is impacting businesses that rely on direct contact with their customers, including farmers and ranchers that primarily sell their products through farmers markets and to restaurants, schools, and other institutions.

AFT’s Farmer Relief Fund will award farmers with cash grants of up to $1,000 each to help them weather the current storm of market disruptions caused by the coronavirus crisis. Read more.

Dan Kaiser on phosphorus application timing – AFREC Spotlight

April 1, 2020 8:30 am

Does phosphorus timing in a corn-soybean rotation make a yield difference?

Extension nutrient management specialist Dan Kaiser talks to the Linder Farm Network about P timing. Listen here.

How the Convergence of Technologies Has Transformed Logistics in Agriculture

April 1, 2020 8:26 am

A decade is a tiny sliver the history of agriculture. But in the life of technology that same 10 years that visitor would have missed generations of change.

A decade ago the cloud meant the weather phenomenon hanging over a field. Today, a grower is just as likely talking about where the operation’s data is stored. Read more.

New herbicide options for 2020

April 1, 2020 8:24 am

Farmers will have more choices when it comes to combating weeds during the growing season. “It is all about providing that season-long residual control for hard to manage weeds,” says Joe Short, marketing manager for Valent USA.

His company, along with others, launched new products during this year’s Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas, to help farmers create weed-free fields from planting to harvest. Read more

Is a single species or multi-species cover crop better?

March 27, 2020 8:51 am

Cover crops are a great conservation practice that can provide benefits to your farm’s nutrient management, soil health and erosion goals. When deciding what species to select, it is important to have your cover crop goal in mind, meaning the benefit you would like that cover crop to provide. Read more.

[Video] Using Cover Crops as Forages

March 27, 2020 8:48 am

T.J. Kartes, salesman with Saddle Butte Ag, shares information on digestibility testing cover crops, using inoculants on cover crops and balancing temperature and hours of sunlight to get maximum cover crop growth. Watch here.