Articles Tagged with ''Natural Resources Conservation Service''

NRCS Computer Program Calculates Soil Quality, Erosion

No-tillers, especially those involved in the Conservation Security Program, have good reasons to pay attention to the new formula.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service now measures trends in soil organic matter and erosion with a recently developed formula known as RUSLE2, short for Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation, Version 2.
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Getting Uncle Sam To Pay

Before you give up on applying for the government’s conservation incentive programs, here is some information to increase your odds to cash in.
Despite whatever feelings you might have about the government, when it comes to no-till, Uncle Sam “gets it” and offers incentives to help growers adopt or expand no-till operations. That’s the good news.
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Get Paid For No-Tilling!

As no-tillers attempt to cash in on funds available through the 2002 Farm Bill, many are finding themselves at a disadvantage. Instead of being credited for doing a good job of conserving their soils, they’re being punished for having already seen the many benefits of no-tilling.
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New Rootworm Control Corn Hybrids Available For No-Tilling In 2003

Monsanto has received full U.S. regulatory clearance for the first biotech corn designed to control corn rootworm. The company announced in late February that both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has cleared YieldGard Rootworm for use in corn hybrids for resistance to this insect. Licensing the technology to other seed companies means a number of corn hybrids containing this technology will be available for no-tilling this spring.
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The Last Farm Bill Ever?

Jay Lehr says no-tillers are set to profit big-time from the latest Farm Bill
Never one to shy away from his beliefs, Jay Lehr, a senior scientist with Environmental Education Enterprises in Ostrander, Ohio, made a bold prediction about the new Farm Bill at the recent 11th annual National No-Tillage Conference.
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How Will The New Farm Bill Impact No Tillers?

Since many no-tillers already qualify for payments, you’ll be first on the list for 2002 farm bill payments.
Since most no-tillers probably already qualify for payments, the new 2002 farm bill offers plenty of opportunities and should lead to further expansion of no-tilled acres. But if you're just no-tilling corn and soybeans, don' expect that rotation to automatically meet the necessary government criteria in all states.
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