New Enrollment Open for Conservation Stewardship Program

News release from USDA NRCS Applications for Conservation Stewardship Program due Jan. 17 Popular Farm Bill conservation program seeks producer participation WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is opening the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for new enrollments for federal fiscal year 2014. Starting today through Jan. […]

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Does BIG Farming have to mean BAD Farming?

In high summer, fields of wildflowers bloom at Tony Thompson’s Minnesota farm: gray-headed coneflowers, phlox and white prairie clover. Those plants are designed to do more than just beautify. They prevent water runoff and block nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, from spilling into and polluting the Mississippi River. It’s just the kind of farming […]

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Cover Crop Demonstration Plot 2013

The 2013 cover crop demonstration plot got some rain last night, looking forward to seeing the plant jump out of the ground. Join the whole ACD crew and special guests for our September 12 open house.   Koops Family Farm, Holland, MI 3677 60th St. Holland, MI (AKA Graafschap Rd, South of Blue Star Highway) […]

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Rabbit River Watershed Steering Meeting for April

The Rabbit River Watershed Steering Committee Meeting was held on April 12th at the Salem Township Hall. Focus of the meeting was to discuss future funding, increasing community involvement, and progress on currently funded activity. For future funding the Rabbit River Watershed Project is focused on two grant proposals. The grant proposals include a grant […]

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Successful Meeting on Farm Bill Programs, Tillage, and Cover Crops

Farmers and resource managers met at the Salem Township Hall on February 12th to discuss farming practices and programs. A variety of speakers were present to share information and discuss Farm Bill cost-share programs, Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP), Farm Service Agency programs, Cover Crops, Soil Organic Matter, Managing Crop Residue, and the future […]

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