Rice producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts have until March 2 to apply for a special Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) led by the USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership.
When Rep. Collin Peterson recently traveled home to his rural western Minnesota district, he opened his briefing by telling farmers that the number one thing to get done in a new farm bill is to help cotton producers. The livestock, corn, soy, wheat and sugar beet producers – who are thousands of miles from a cotton field - seemed a bit perplexed.
Policymakers and opinion leaders might want to think about farms and ranches as part of the infrastructure on which the modern economy depends, American Farmland Trust (AFT) President and CEO John Piotti told a Farm Foundation forum in Washington last week.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2017 – Over the last few decades, U.S. farmers have made great strides in conserving soil and enhancing water quality, but there’s a growing concern that more can be done, especially on water.
DECATUR, Ill., Aug. 30, 2017 – A House Agriculture Committee farm bill listening session in the heart of the Corn Belt had its fair share of talk about protecting crop insurance, but speakers also urged support for USDA conservation and nutrition programs.
WASHINGTON, August 2, 2017 - Linking conservation compliance to crop insurance as well as commodity payments ensures that farmers are motivated to prevent soil erosion and preserve wetlands regardless of whether crop prices are high or low, a new Agriculture Department study says.