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Resource for increasing conservation

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.

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AG AND ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS CELEBRATE NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK

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.

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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…

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Ag Retailers and Conservation: Can They Work Together?

June 22, 2020 9:00 am Samantha Schmidgall, the Agronomy Marketing Manager with Ag View FS in Walnut, IL, is driven by the cooperative foundation of her agricultural retail company.  “If we’re not doing what our farmers and our farmer-based board want us to do, we’re not checking the box of doing the right thing that day,” she said. In recent years, her farmer community has encouraged the company to embrace sustainable ag technologies and techniques. Read more.

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5 things to consider before collecting plant tissue samples

June 10, 2020 12:00 pm Interpreting plant tissue reports can be challenging due to variation in tissue concentrations from one field to the next. Plant tissue sampling has been used for years to help diagnose potential nutrient deficiencies in fields. Variations in nutrient concentrations in plant tissues can be impacted by many factors; some which can be controlled and some cannot. When planning tissue sampling, there are a few factors you should consider to get the most out of the…

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