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    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
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    Re-enroll or Extend your Expiring CRP Contracts

    Farmers and ranchers with expiring Conservation Reserve Program contracts may now re-enroll in certain CRP continuous signup practices or, if eligible, select a one-year contract extension.

    June 24, 2019
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    Cover Crop Seed. Tight Supplies, Order NOW

    Cover crop seed will be in short supply this year. Farmers and landowners need to get orders in early, according to dealers and veteran cover croppers. The latest Census of Agriculture indicates nearly 15.4 million acres of cover crops were sown in 2017, an increase of 50% from the last census in 2012.

    June 18, 2019
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    USDA Reopens Continuous CRP Signup

    USDA’s Farm Service Agency will accept applications beginning June 3, 2019, for certain practices under the continuous Conservation Reserve Program signup and will offer extensions for expiring CRP contracts.

    May 16, 2019
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    Sign-up for Conservation Stewardship Program

    The next deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding this year is May 10, 2019.

    April 8, 2019
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    Farm Bill-Conservation Title, Update from USDA’s Economic Research Service

    On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service published an overview of the Conservation Title of the 2018 Farm Bill.

    February 13, 2019