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Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council Opens 2023 RFP

Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council Opens 2023 RFP   By: Shani Golovay | NREC Research Manager We are pleased to announce the solicitation of projects for the crop year 2023 for the Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC).  NREC’s priority is funding projects that advance the science of products and practices that increase the efficiency of nitrogen and...

Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Partnership Welcomes the Illinois Certified Crop Advisers as Newest Member

The Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership brings together diverse member organizations who are working collaboratively to encourage the adoption of sustainable and profitable production practices that improve soil health and restore local waters. DEKALB, Ill. – Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Partnership (ISAP) is excited to welcome the Illinois Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs) to the current 13-member partnership. The expanded membership advances ISAP’s capacity to...

STAR Releases Annual Report Highlighting Impacts of Voluntary Conservation Efforts in Illinois

STAR Releases Annual Report Highlighting Impacts of Voluntary Conservation Efforts in Illinois STAR’s second annual report provides insights to the initiative’s continued growth CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Today, STAR (Saving Tomorrow’s Agriculture Resources), an initiative developed by farmers for farmers, is excited to release its annual report for the 2020 crop year. The report documents STAR’s continued growth and summarizes the...

STARting a Plan for Success

Author: Erin Gundy July 22, 2021 Too many farmers, planning for next year’s crop is not easy and involves agronomic, financial, business, and legal decisions. Where to start? What factors should be included in the process? Where can improvement be made and how? That’s where it can be important to keep simple, clear records to interpret and measure success that...

ILLINOIS FIELD & BEAN – JULY 2021

The July issue of Field and Bean has been released. Click here to view it online today!

Precision Conservation Management Releases 2021 Data and Recommendations

Precision Conservation Management Releases 2021 Data and Recommendations Author: Lindsay Mitchell   Precision Conservation Management (PCM), a farmer service program led by the Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Soybean Association, and supported by a non-profit technology partner, Heartland Science and Technology Group, released their 2021 Business Case for Conservation this week, providing financial and environmental data on common Illinois...