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
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?
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
Holidays are to be spent with family and friends. Don’t you agree? Energy Improvement Matters will be doing just that. We will be out of the office from December 24th, 2018 through January 1st, 2019. Our office will reopen on January 2nd, 2019. We will be checking emails while the office is closed. Before … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
Energy Improvement Matters wants to wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving Day. As we prepare for our family members, thawing the turkey and mashing potatoes, we will remember to give thanks. We give thanks to those who have grown our produce and kept our turkeys in a healthy state. We thank all … Continue reading Thanksgiving Day