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$72 MILLION INVESTMENT IN SOIL HEALTH TO HELP FARMERS ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE

$72 MILLION INVESTMENT IN SOIL HEALTH TO HELP FARMERS ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE May 12, 2016 As the impacts of climate change become more extreme, resilient…

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HOUSE FUNDING BILL FALLS SHORT FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

On Wednesday, April 13, the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee passed itsfunding bill for fiscal year (FY) 2017. Overall, the bill provides $21.3 billion in discretionary…

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FARM GROUPS DEFEND AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION PROGRAMS

FARM GROUPS DEFEND AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION PROGRAMS April 5, 2016 Congressional appropriators are this month in the process of drafting their fiscal year (FY) 2017 appropriations bills,…

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$720 MILLION FOR CONSERVATION PROJECTS GENERATED THROUGH REGIONAL CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

February 12, 2016 Effective natural resource conservation often depends on the power of partnerships. Through the collaboration of governmental, non-profit, and private partners we have…

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NEW RESEARCH FINDS CLIMATE SOLUTIONS IN THE SOIL

This is a guest post from Daniel Kane, a soil scientist and agroecologist who researches soil carbon cycles, regenerative agriculture, and sustainable food systems. Last…

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$15 MILLION AVAILABLE FOR WETLAND CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIPS

$15 MILLION AVAILABLE FOR WETLAND CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIPS April 6, 2016 To some, marshes, swamps, and bogs may sound like troublesome obstacles to agricultural production. Conservation and…

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CONSERVATION PRACTICES REDUCE RUNOFF AND EROSION IN LAKE ERIE BASIN

Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) invests billions of dollars to help farmers, ranchers, and foresters conserve natural resources and wildlife habitat on…

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CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP STORIES: LEON SOWERS

Conservation Stewardship Stories: Leon Sowers Leon Sowers always keeps an eye on the weather, and in the last few years he has seen nearly every…

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WHAT DOES THE PRESIDENT’S 2017 BUDGET MEAN FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE?

Posted in News, Nonprofit Partners | by rkovalcik@sustainableagriculture.net, Tuesday, March 1st, 2016, Tags: , , , , , ,

February 10, 2016 The President’s final budget proposal to Congress potentially has major implications for all aspects of our food and agriculture systems–everything from conservation…