July 7, 2020 8:45 am Designing an on-farm system for removing phosphorus in field runoff or subsurface drainage could become easier to do thanks to the “P-Trap,” a new software program from Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their collaborators. Read more.
June 30, 2020 8:50 am Wisconsin farmers can learn about several grant opportunities available through the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) during a grant-writing webinar on Wednesday, July 15, starting at 1 p.m. Read more.
June 26, 2020 8:45 am If wet spring weather has kept you from being able to plant, you may end up planting green into heavy cover crops, according to Pennsylvania cover crop expert Steve Groff. Read more.
June 25, 2020 8:30 am A new resource is available to guide farmers and their partners in conservation on the road to success with the launch of the Producer-Led Group Roadmap: Finding Success in Farmer-Led Watershed Organizations. The document is the result of a collaboration between the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA) and The Nature Conservancy. Read more.
June 23, 2020 8:50 am Ag and environmental groups are using this week to bring awareness to pollinator health and the role pollinators play in the food system. Lauren Lurkins is the Director of Environmental Policy at Illinois Farm Bureau. She tells Brownfield it is important to recognize the work farmers are doing to support pollinators. Read more.
In partnership with Farm Aid the Iowa Farmers Union will be distributing a limited amount of one-time $500 emergency relief payment to farm families.
June 22, 2020 9:10 am Awards are intended as emergency relief for farmers and their families. Use of the funds is restricted to household expenses, such as groceries, home utilities, medical bills, counseling, or other household expenses not directly related to the commercial operation of the farm or ranch. The funds may not be used for any business expense or investment. The IRS guidelines regarding direct assistance to farm families prevent Farm Aid from granting funds to support the farm…