Defining the Conservation Reserve Program Conservation Reserve Program or CRP encourages farmers to transform and maintain a healthy planting field. The short term incentive is a yearly rental payment. As mentioned by the USDA in the article they wrote titled Conservation Reserve Program: The long-term goal of the program is to re-establish valuable land cover … Continue reading Conservation Reserve Program
H-2A temporary agricultural workers program or H-2A Visa program for short, was created to assist American farmers needing foreign worker assistance in the field. As mentioned in an article posted by Elizabeth Creech on the USDA website, this program is beneficial for attaining seasonal employees, or temporary workers from other countries. Please click here for … Continue reading H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers Program
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!