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Conservation Action Project trialing zero P

A voluntary group of farmers in northwest Ohio is studying how crops utilize legacy phosphorus. Conservation Action Project coordinator Alan Sundermeier tells Brownfield growers are experimenting with how much phosphorus crops really need. “If you have soils like we have here that have the background... Read More.

WLEB ag directors look to maximize conservation efforts

Agricultural directors in the Western Lake Erie Basin want to strengthen water quality collaborations. Ohio Department of Agriculture Director Brian Baldrige tells Brownfield he recently met with his Indiana and Michigan counterparts to discuss synergies. “We know the decisions that we make today drive us... Read More.

Senate Ag Dems see opportunity in IRA conservation money

Can Senate Ag Committee Democrats come to a bipartisan agreement on farm bill conservation funding?  Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown tells Brownfield what Republicans are proposing in the Senate Ag Committee could be workable if it’s done right. “Some Democrats like me say it’s okay... Read More.

Cutting through conservation challenges

A sustainable agricultural researcher says patience is the most helpful practice when committing to new conservation efforts. Michigan State University’s Brook Wilke has been researching soil health for nearly 20 years. “I’ve had numerous failures from not getting seeds planted right or having a... Read More.

McPherson County Conservation District Meeting

By Brad Shogren, Chairperson Attest Eryn Spangenberg, District Manager   McPHERSON COUNTY, Kan. — To all qualified electors residing within the boundaries of the McPherson County Conservation District, notice is hereby given that pursuant to K.S.A. 2-1907, as amended, on... Read More.

Pair of conservation bills introduced in U.S. House

Two bills recently introduced in the U.S. House would help farmers improve conservation practices on their operations. Congressman Zach Nunn tells Brownfield the first bill, the Conservation Innovation Act, would establish a new Office of Innovation within the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). “This... Read More.

ASA committee member focused on conservation

A farmer recently elected to the American Soybean Association executive committee says conservation is a focus. Jim Kukowski farms in Roseau County in northern Minnesota and tells Brownfield he wants to ensure programs are voluntary. “I don’t want to be led from the top, I... Read More.

Conservation and Water: High Priority in the 2023 Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. questioned witnesses today during the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry’s third hearing on the 2023 Farm Bill, a five-year legislative package that is critical for providing support to Kansas’ agriculture industry.... Read More.