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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
Company Developing AI to Accelerate Global Soil Restoration
Company Developing AI to Accelerate Global Soil Restoration
Biome Makers, a global ag tech leader in soil health analysis, recently received a $1.6 million grant from the European Union, to help answer the need for strong solutions around soil biology in agriculture.  The EU recognizes the importance of BeCrop, the company’s soil intelligence technology, and the environmental and socioeconomic impact it has on farmers.  The grant wil...
USDA to Invest $8 Million to Expand Monitoring of Soil Carbon
USDA to Invest $8 Million to Expand Monitoring of Soil Carbon
The Department of Agriculture plans to invest $8 million to support and expand carbon monitoring in soils.  The investment also supports the assessment of how climate-smart practices affect carbon sequestration.  The investment is part of USDA's efforts to build out a national soil carbon monitoring network, which was kicked off with soil carbon monitoring on Conservation Reserve Program acres in

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