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The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Podcast – NEW EPISODE

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction podcast is produced by the University of Illinois Extension. Tune in to Episode 31, WASCOB: Dry Dams for the 21st Century. This episode features Lauren Spaniol, Resource Conservationist with the Coles County SWCD; John Pike, Agronomist/Consultant with Pike Ag, LLC; and Jon Schoonover, Professor of Forestry at SIU. As always,…
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The Aggregate – November 2020

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* The Aggregate Combining research, resources, learning opportunities, and current events for agriculture and conservation professionals. Tillage Benchmarks for Corn in Illinois Although the farm income outlook has improved for 2020, it is still important to watch tillage costs for both financial and soil health purposes.  A recent University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign report posted to FarmdocDaily highlights…
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The Aggregate – October 2020

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* The Aggregate Combining research, resources, learning opportunities, and current events for agriculture and conservation professionals. ISAP releases fact sheet highlighting carbon farming opportunities! ISAP is committed to identifying ways that farmers can successfully implement conservation cropping systems that benefit their bottom line.  With over 23 million acres of cropland available for the implementation of practices…
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Farmers needed for $4 million conservation innovation grant

A University of Illinois research team, led by Agricultural and Consumer Economics Professor David Bullock, received a $4 million award from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to implement on-farm conservation practices. The U of I project is entitled “Improving the Economic and Ecological Sustainability of US Crop Production through On-Farm Precision Experimentation.” In collaboration with Washington State University’s Extension Program and cotton,…
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