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  1. Top Ag News
    The Conservation Question, Part 4-An Overview of Acres

    Throughout its history, conservation policy can be understood, in part, as representing attempts at achieving balance.  Policies have involved balancing the demands […]

    November 15, 2019
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    The Conservation Question, Part 3-Lessons in Settling Dust

    Drought continues to hit the Great Plains on a cyclical basis yet the region remains a key component of American agriculture, consisting […]

    November 8, 2019
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    The Conservation Question, Part 2-Lessons Written in Dust

    The images are indelible, captured in novels, history books, songs and old black-and-white photographs.  During the mid-1930s, as Americans were trying to […]

    October 25, 2019
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    The Conservation Question, Part 1-An Introduction

    The 2018 Farm Bill produced a rare setback for natural resources conservation policy. The current suite of conservation programs are all built […]

    October 18, 2019
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    Digital Network Established for Carbon Payments to Farmers

    Farmers who want to be paid for sequestering carbon now have a company that can connect them to carbon buyers. Nori is a […]

    October 4, 2019
  6. Top Ag News
    EPA Ends 2015 WOTUS Rule

    Farm groups declared victory Thursday after the Trump administration formally ended the 2015 waters of the U.S. rule. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, […]

    September 13, 2019
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    USDA to Invest Up to $300 Million in Partner-driven Conservation Projects

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced today the launch of the updated Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Potential partners are encouraged […]

    September 10, 2019
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    Federal Court Sends WOTUS Back to EPA

    The 2015 waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule has suffered another legal blow as a federal court in Georgia sent […]

    August 23, 2019
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    Studies Show Soil Health Practices Increase Farm Profitability

    Four new case studies show that healthier soil on farmland brings economic benefits to farmers and environmental benefits to society.

    August 1, 2019
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    More Resilient Flood Control

    In the wake of flooding that has inundated the Midwest, people offer different perspectives calling for more investment in flood control infrastructure as recovery begins along the Missouri River and in much of the Mississippi River watershed.

    July 16, 2019