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  • Sep 5, 2013
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    Corn and Soybean Digest

    Strip-till benefits

    Gary Nelson and his son farm 2,500 acres in Iowa, and part of their operation includes on-farm research for the Ann Smeltzer Charitable Trust. On that farm, they have continuous no-till, continuous conventional tillage and strip-till the rest of the acres....More
  • Jul 15, 2013
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    Corn and Soybean Digest

    NRCS on Watersheds, Water Quality and Conservation Investment

    The annual Conservation Technology Information Center's (CTIC) Conservation in Action Tour held Tuesday and Wednesday July 9-10 in central Illinois' Livingston County was kicked off by the Acting Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Jason Weller. In this Corn & Soybean Digest video by Editor Kurt Lawton, Weller talks about several key conservation efforts....More
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    May 28, 2013
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    General CRP Sign-Up Underway 17

    A general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) sign-up is currently occurring at local Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices throughout the United States. The general CRP sign-up period runs from May 20 through June 14. General CRP sign-ups were also held in 2012 when 3.6 million acres were accepted into CRP, in 2011 with 3.75 million acres were accepted into CRP and in 2010 when about 4.2 million acres were accepted into CRP....More
  • Mar 12, 2013
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    Future of the Conservation Reserve Program 5

    In 2013, the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is celebrating its 27th anniversary, and over two and a half decades of conservation success. CRP was originally established in the 1985 Farm Bill, and today has over 390,000 landowners participating, most of which are farmers and ranchers, and currently has just over 27.0 million acres under some-type of CRP contracts. Another general CRP sign-up will be held in 2013, from May 20 through June 14, at local FSA offices....More
  • Feb 14, 2013
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    Corn and Soybean Digest

    USDA Reports Say Climate Change Will Affect Agriculture 1

    Two USDA reports say U.S. agriculture and forest management will have to adapt to climate change and that some of those efforts are already underway. "It’s well documented that the climate is changing, that we are seeing changes in temperature and in changes in precipitation patterns, and that those changes are having implications for forests and for agriculture," says William Hohenstein, director of climate change program, USDA. "What these reports actually look at in more detail are the changes that we expect in changes in terms of extreme events. Changes in the probability of droughts, and floods and how that also will have implications for our resources."...More
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