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

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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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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