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USDA Seeks Applications for $10 Million in Conservation Innovation Grants

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2017 – USDA is offering grants for innovative ideas for conservation strategies and technologies. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest $10 million in the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program, funding innovative conservation projects in three focus areas: grazing lands, organic systems and soil health. Grant proposals are due Feb. 26, 2018. […]

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Three Years of Excellence; An Initiative to Be Replicated

Three Years of Excellence; An Initiative to Be Replicated  

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Conservation Funds Available for Michigan Farmers

EAST LANSING, Dec. 14, 2017 – Farmers and forest owners are encouraged to submit applications for U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation assistance by Jan. 19, 2018. Conservation financial assistance is available for implementing a wide variety of practices to reduce soil erosion, improve wildlife habitat, protect water quality and manage private forest land. “USDA conservation […]

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USDA Assistance Targets Water Quality, Invasive Species

EAST LANSING, Dec. 14, 2017 | The U.S. Department of Agriculture has conservation financial assistance available for Michigan farmers and forest owners available through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Assistance is available to farmers and non-industrial private forest owners in designated watersheds to improve water quality and help control invasive species. Areas eligible for GLRI […]

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The Fertilizer Institute Announces the 2018 Crop of 4R Advocates

by Jennifer Martin, The Fertilizer Institute | WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2017 – The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) today named five farmer and fertilizer retailers pairs who are implementing innovative and sustainable 4R fertilizer management practices on the farm to increase production and reduce their environmental impact. These 2018 4R Advocates farm 19,250 acres of land using […]

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Mayor Henry, Continental Property Group Unveil Proposal for Mixed-Use Riverfront Project

  Posted by the City of Fort Wayne at http://bit.ly/2iQi4fK on December 11, 2017 | Mayor Tom Henry was joined today by representatives of Continental Property Group to announce a proposal to bring a $61.7 million mixed-use development to the City of Fort Wayne’s riverfront. The project would be located on 3.34 acres at the […]

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USDA Offers Assistance to Protect Privately-Owned Wetlands, Agricultural Lands and Grasslands

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2017 | The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages people and groups wanting to protect critical wetlands, agricultural lands and grasslands to consider enrolling their property into conservation easements. This year, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest $250 million in technical and financial assistance to help private landowners, tribes, […]

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Farm program no match for algae plague

Farm program no match for algae plague  

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Western Lake Erie Basin Special Study – October 2017

Posted by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) | On October 5, 2017, NRCS released the CEAP-Cropland report on the effects recently adopted conservation practices on cropland have on instream nutrient and sediment dynamics and delivery in Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB). This report is a companion report to the first WLEB special study report “Effects […]

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OHIGRO, Inc. Delaware Facility Certified in 4R Nutrient Stewardship

OHIGRO, Inc. Delaware Facility Certified in 4R Nutrient Stewardship  

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Borders: Revitalization of Fort Wayne

Journalist Ron Bernthal recently visited Northeast Indiana to learn about its downtown development, arts and architecture. He wrote “Fort Wayne Journal: Downtown revitalization projects bring tourism and new business to Northeast Indiana for TravelWritersMagazine.com, highlighting several key Fort Wayne developments that support downtown’s growth, including Parkview Field, Ash Skyline Plaza, Superior Lofts and Electric Works. […]

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Funding available to Ohio Western Lake Erie Basin farmers to improve water quality

Ohio Farm Bureau Lynn Snyder October 18, 2017 | The next round of funding is now available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), as part of a five year, $17.5 million program funded by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The goal of the program is to reduce nutrients entering Ohio waterways to lessen harmful algal […]

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