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[Podcast] Conservation and Innovation with NRCS Chief, Terry Cosby

For this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, we caught up with chief of the NRCS, Terry Cosby to hear about how his childhood experience on the farm shaped his views on conservation, his goals for the agency during his tenure, his thoughts on the Biden Administration’s plan to have 30% of U.S. lands and waters under conservation by the year 2030, and much more.
For this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Manufacturing, we caught up with chief of the NRCS, Terry Cosby to hear about how his childhood experience on the farm shaped his views on conservation, his goals for the agency during his tenure, his thoughts on the Biden Administration’s plan to have 30% of U.S. lands and waters under conservation by the year 2030, and much more.
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NRCS to Invest $15 Million in Conservation Through CIG Program

Seeking solutions to natural resource challenges while improving agricultural operations, the USDA's NRCS has opened up applications for its Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program. This year, funded CIGs will focus on climate-smart strategies for water resources, soil health, nutrient management, grazing lands conservation and strategies to increase conservation adoption.
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Mushroom Compost, No-Tilling Supercharge Soil Health Levels

For many farmers, rebuilding the level of organic matter in their soils is a process that can take many years, oftentimes only seeing small gains. But Kennett Square, Pa., no-tiller Jamie Hicks has seen the organic matter in some of his soils rocket from 1% to up to 5% in a relatively short period of time by spreading mushroom compost.
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