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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.

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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.

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Latest News

4 key nutrient deficiencies to scout for early in the season

May 22, 2020 10:05 am

As corn starts to emerge amid cool and wet soil conditions, the potential for nutrient deficiencies is high. Proper diagnosis is the important first step to management. Next is deciding how to manage those deficiencies once they’re started. Here’s a look at four key nutrient deficiencies for the early season and what to do when you spot them. Read more.

USDA announces details of assistance to farmers

May 21, 2020 9:40 am

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to this direct support to farmers and ranchers, USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program is partnering with regional and local distributors, whose workforces have been significantly impacted by the closure of many restaurants, hotels, and other food service entities, to purchase $3 billion in fresh produce, dairy, and meat and deliver boxes to Americans in need. Read more.

New Conservation at Work Video Series Available from NRCS

May 13, 2020 9:20 am

A new video series from NRCS and farmers.gov, Conservation at Work, presents short and easy to understand videos about popular conservation practices. The videos feature farmers explaining how an individual practice helps their land and why they are using it. Read more.

Ag Retailer Offers COVID-19 Training For Farmer Customers

May 12, 2020 10:52am

In addition to pesticide compliance and OSHA safety programs, California-based ag retailer GAR Bennett, LLC Hye- Compliance team now provides special COVID-19 specific training procedures on how to prevent the spread, take the required safety measures, and what to do if you have been infected or exposed. Read more.

REPORT IDENTIFIES OPPORTUNITIES WITH NON-OPERATOR LANDOWNERS

May 12, 2020 10:30am

A new report from American Farmland Trust is challenging misconceptions about non-operator landowners and identifying ways to improve conservation on lands owned by those who don’t farm it.

Gabrielle Roesch-McNally, director of AFT’s women for the land initiative, says the report challenges the idea that non-operator landowners only care about the bottom line and don’t care about the land. Read more.

Study: Cover Crops Increase Soil Temperatures, Yield

May 8, 2020 10:20 am

The University of Nebraska recently published a massive report detailing all of the results of their 2019 on-farm research. Of course, cover crops were included in those research findings. There were several interesting tidbits from that report. Read more.