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Improvements in EQIP Program will benefit Grain Producers

Make a Difference: Volunteer on an NRCS Committee The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to incentivize farms towards improving their energy efficiency.  Due to the success of a recent energy efficiency program in several states, NRCS offices in other states will adopt the new program for energy efficiency improvements, which will benefit grain producers … Continue reading Improvements in EQIP Program will benefit Grain Producers

Want to get paid to improve the quality of your soil?

Think "Cover Crops." Cover Crops are planted primarily for the benefit of the soil rather than the crop yield. Cover crops help manage soil erosion; increase soil fertility;  reduce weeds, pests, diseases; and add biodiversity for wildlife. Cover crops also add organic matter to the soil and improve soil moisture use efficiency. Furthermore, they minimize soil … Continue reading Want to get paid to improve the quality of your soil?

First REAP Deadline of 2019

Happy New Year indeed! As we welcome 2019, we just want to remind you about our upcoming Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant deadline on February 28, 2019. This grant from the USDA pays up to 25% of eligible equipment costs on solar panels and energy-saving irrigation, grain drying, and animal housing equipment (as … Continue reading First REAP Deadline of 2019