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Trees: Why We Planted 550 of Them

We love trees.  Last week, in partnership with the Natural Resources and Conservation Service (NRCS), we had 550 trees and shrubs planted on our farm in a 50-100 ft buffer around our two streams.   295 more words

Willow Run Farm

Eagle Grove Students Learn about Conservation Practices on the Farm

Story submitted by Bruce Voigts, Project Coordinator for the Boone River Watershed Water Quality Initiative Project, Clarion, Iowa.

Eagle Grove, IA – On September 20th, the Earth Science class from the Eagle Grove High School took a field trip to a farm operated by Tim Smith. 280 more words

Iowa Water

NRCS to Fast-Track Letters of Authority for Compliant Importers

The National Regulator of Compulsory Specifications (NRCS), in its battle to protect the country from non-compliant goods whilst facilitating trade, advises that it intends rolling out a pilot programme aimed at cutting delays in the issuance of Letters of Authority (LOA). 118 more words

South Africa

monarch habitat eqip deadline friday!

There is a deadline this Friday for getting signed up for a special Monarch Habitat EQIP contract that’s very different from the normal.  You don’t have to be a producer, it’s not a rental payment but an incentive for seeding so it’s a one-time payment.  153 more words

What Lies Beneath The Soil

This week NRCS State Agronomist Gordon Mikell dug a soil pit in Dillon as part of a cover crop field day at Carl Coleman’s farm.  Gordon’s aim was to create a visual for those in attendance to see what lies beneath the soil surface.   439 more words

Cover Crops

Rick Haney, gangly and garrulous, paces in front of a congregation of government conservationists, working the room for laughs before he gets to the hard data. 282 more words