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ISAP Responds to the Illinois-NLRS 2017-2019

The state of Illinois, through its agencies the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Department of Agriculture, released the 2017-2019 biennial report on its Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy. The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (IL NLRS) is one of many state strategies developed and implemented over the 31-state Mississippi River basin that are intended to reduce both point and nonpoint nutrient losses to improve…
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Jean Brokish joined the American Farmland Trust Midwest Team in October 2019 and provides coordination support for the Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Partnership and the AFT-Vermilion Headwaters Watershed Group. Prior to joining AFT, Jean spent 11 years leading conservation and outreach programs for Oahu RC&D, including oversight for multiple watershed implementation projects, on-farm cover crop research…
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ISAP Risk Management Conference: Solving the Resiliency Puzzle

When systems break, they are often analyzed for a solution. Eventually, they are repaired or fixed. Farmers are the world’s best problem solvers—but it seems as if the system is getting increasingly difficult to fix. Recently, the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership hosted its second annual risk management conference focused on “solving the resiliency puzzle”. The…
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