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Why Do Farmers Adopt Conservation Practices?
Why Do Farmers Adopt Conservation Practices?
Many in farm country know the type, and extent of, conservation practices being employed by farmers.   “But the next logical step is to understand why producers are adopting or not adopting conservation practices.”   Dan Mullarkey with NRCS said to try to answer that question, USDA surveyed 34,000 crop producers as well as livestock confinement operators this spring and summer.  And the USDA has j
USDA Rolls Out New Program Focused On Nutrient Management
USDA Rolls Out New Program Focused On Nutrient Management
The USDA is out with a new initiative designed to incentivize conservation practices that improve nutrient management.  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the initiative will be based within NRCS.   "We're going to put $40 million of resources that we have available and target those resources through a regional conservation partnership program effort to increase better nutrient management
USDA Boosts Conservation on Grazing Lands and Support for Farmers
USDA Boosts Conservation on Grazing Lands and Support for Farmers
The USDA is investing up to $12 million in partnerships that expand access to conservation technical assistance for livestock producers and increase the use of conservation practices on grazing lands. The Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting proposals through its Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative until September 22...

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