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

Watershed Protection Grants Impact Report

June 5, 2020 10:05 am The 2018-2019 Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grants Impact Report provides information about the successes and challenges of individual producer-led groups to implement conservation practices. Through the Producer-Led Program, farmers and other conservation professionals have a platform to share lessons learned, success stories, and innovative practices for conservation efforts. The program continues to help move conservation forward in Wisconsin through grant funding conservation projects and increasing producer participation. Read more.

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Tillage & cover cropping effects on grain production

June 5, 2020 10:03 am Incorporating cover crops with tillage reportedly results in increased cover crop decomposition rates and increased mineralization of nutrients from cover crop biomass. Multiple studies have reported mixed results for corn-soybean grain yields when planted after cover crops. Read more.

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Growers Invest in Cover Crops for Soil Health Benefits

June 1, 2020 11:45 am Growers choose to utilize cover crops to improve soil health. Reducing soil erosion was the most important reason for 22% of growers, shared by the same percentage who said that improving soil biology was their most important reason. Increasing soil organic matter was the most important reason for 18% of growers. Read more.

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Money available to producers; register now

May 26, 2020 8:20 am To provide immediate financial assistance to farmers and ranchers impacted by COVID-19, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act provided the agriculture secretary with an immediate $9.5 billion and the Commodity Credit Corporation with a $14 billion replenishment. Combining the existing Commodity Credit Corporation funding of $6.5 billion with the $9.5 billion appropriated, the secretary created a $16 billion Coronavirus Food Assistance Program that will provide direct payments to farmers and ranchers to partially…

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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.

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