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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
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    USDA Seeks Input on Wetland Determination

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to remind the public that the 60-day comment period for the updated guidance is open through February 5.

    January 28, 2019
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    USDA Report-Agricultural Conservation on Working Lands-Trends From 2004 to Present

    The report uses survey data to track U.S. adoption of selected agricultural conservation practices that both reduce green house gas emissions and provide additional environmental benefits.

    January 8, 2019
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    Conservation Practices to Reduce Nutrient Loss-How Do They “Stack” Up?

    Conservation practices recommended to reduce nutrient loss from fields are generally classified as in-field practices, edge-of-field practices, and land use change practices.

    December 17, 2018