Conservation Reserve Program

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

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

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