Schantz is picky about a lot of other aspects of growing cotton—variety selection, weed control, rotation, tillage, and fertility, to name a few. Conservation is a family tradition, he says. “I get frustrated with people who don’t know what...
Regional winners are from Iowa, Maryland and Tennessee.
“I’m still trying to educate myself after 40 years of farming— it’s quite a learning curve.”
“We know agronomic practices and conservation practices go hand-in-hand, and we’re extremely excited to partner with NRCS and sign this national memorandum of understanding,” said Mark Orr.
Targeted conservation practices and programs, guided by CEAP assessments, empower farmers to hold sediment and nutrients on their fields and out of nearby waterways.
'The Healthy Fields and Farm Economies Act will ensure that American family farmers are getting the absolute best conservation programs and practice recommendations from USDA.'
Soil health gaining traction as way to protect natural resources and increase profitability.
NRCS is focusing on grazing lands, organic agriculture systems and soil health.
Adapt-N of Cornell University wins global contest for best new technology to reduce nitrogen runoff from farming to fight annual 'dead zones' in major bodies of water like the Gulf of Mexico.
Cropland conservation efforts across the Western Lake Erie basin in 2012 reduce the amount of phosphorus and nitrogen entering Lake Erie by 41% and 17% relative to conditions without these efforts.