What we are doing

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.

Webinars

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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Ag retailer tools and resources

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

The 4 paradigms of agriculture: What are you sourcing from?

March 9, 09:00 AM Now is an important time in the history of the human species. Never before have we expanded so quickly, with this much technology, and done this much damage to the ecological and cultural systems of the planet. Agriculture has been a large part of this, but agriculture is not inherently the problem. Now is an important time to be asking: ‘What is regenerative agriculture?’ Instead of explaining regenerative agriculture itself, I’m going to contrast it with…

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Farms following soil-friendly practices grow healthier food, study suggests

March 8, 09:00 AM A new study, published in January in the journal PeerJ, looks at how regenerative farming practices — soil-building techniques that minimize plowing, use cover crops, and plant diverse crops — affect the nutritional content of the food. Results of the preliminary experiment, which included 10 farms across the U.S., show that the crops from farms following soil-friendly practices for at least five years had a healthier nutritional profile than the same crops grown on neighboring, conventional farms.…

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Relay Cropping of Soybeans into Small Grains Now Insurable by Special Agreement

February 10, 2:00 PM For the 2022 and succeeding crop years, RMA will allow soybeans relay cropped into an established small grain crop to be insurable via written agreement. For the purposes of meeting the policy requirements of 9(a)(2)(iii) of the Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions (CCIP Basic Provisions), RMA will create a new relay cropping practice and insurance for the practice will only be available via written agreement, as provided in this bulletin. Read more

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Cover Crops Can Help Squash Plant Pathogens

February 4, 09:00 AM After cash crops are harvested, many farmers plant cover crops to reduce erosion and help the soil retain nutrients, among other benefits. While cover crops ultimately improve the yields of cash crops through improved soil health, new research suggests that they might also protect them from disease. Read more…

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