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December 25, 2011
Less than one month remains to apply for Conservation Stewardship Program
USDA's National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced that the deadline for producer applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will be January 13, 2012. While CSP is a continuous sign-up program and producers can apply to enroll at any time of...
December 25, 2011 - 9:54am
October 16, 2011
Conservation Corps Minnesota accepting applications for 2012 program year
Conservation Corps Minnesota, which provides hands-on environmental stewardship and service-learning opportunities for young adults, is accepting applications through Dec. 2 for 150 AmeriCorps field crew leader and member positions in Minnesota and central Iowa for the 2012 program...
October 16, 2011 - 2:12pm
February 5, 2011
Sign-up period begins soon for Conservation Reserve Program
Linda Hennen, Executive Director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Minnesota reports that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has set general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to begin on March 14, 2011, and continue through April 15, 2011.
February 5, 2011 - 2:34pm
January 12, 2011
Peterson hails anniversary of CRP effort
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minnesota, made the following statement Thursday in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The program was formed as part of the 1985 Farm Bill and covers 30 million acres across the United...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
Conservation district can help with tree planting projects
Tree plantings can provide a number of different benefits from energy conservation, reducing snow delivery to roadways, providing wildlife habitat, aesthetics, farmstead protection from wind and snow, forestry production, reducing soil erosion by wind, stream bank protection and buffering...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
December 31, 2010
Conservation Reserve Program celebrates 25 years
Linda Hennen, state executive director of USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Minnesota announced the 25th anniversary of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which has protected the nation's natural resources since the signing of the historic Food Security Act of 1985. The act...
December 31, 2010 - 10:23am
December 17, 2010
Evansville conservation group presents awards
The Pioneer Heritage Conservation Trust in Evansville presented three Habitat Conservation Legacy Awards on December 13. The honorees were Lester...
December 17, 2010 - 12:00am
December 15, 2010
Sign-up extended for conservation program
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Dave White reports that the ranking period cut-off date for producer applications in NRCS's Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) has been extended to January 7, 2011. "This will help farmers and forestry producers by giving them...
December 15, 2010 - 12:00am
November 13, 2010
Hunting license dollars help fund conservation law enforcement
This month, as nearly 500,000 deer hunters wade into field and forest, they will be joined by about 150 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) field conservation officers. These men and women - each with about 650 square miles to patrol - conduct search and rescues, respond...
November 13, 2010 - 5:03am
October 27, 2010
Students represent water issues through art
The 7th annual Water is Life art contest invites Minnesota's 9-12 grade students to create art and videos that represent issues facing our freshwater resources. This year, the theme for the contest is water conservation. Collaborating with Minnesota's Educational Service Cooperatives,...
October 27, 2010 - 12:00am
October 16, 2010
USDA to issue conservation reserve payments to farmers, ranchers
U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) Minnesota State Executive Director Linda Hennen reports that during this month, USDA will distribute approximately $100 million in annual Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to Minnesota's farmers and ranchers. ...
October 16, 2010 - 11:28am
September 15, 2010
Conservation loan program available locally
USDA Farm Service Agency Minnesota Executive Director Linda Hennen has announced the launch of a Conservation Loan (CL) program that will provide farm owners and farm-related business operators access to credit to implement conservation techniques that will conserve natural resources. "This...
September 15, 2010 - 12:00am
August 18, 2010
USDA announces Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that a general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has begun and will continue through Friday, August 27, 2010. During the sign-up period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP's competitive...
August 18, 2010 - 12:00am
August 4, 2010
Garage sale will help conservation efforts
Tastefully Simple's community service program, Kids in the Community, is sponsoring a garage sale on Saturday, August 7 with all proceeds going to support West Min Resources Conservation and Development (RC&D) and the conservation of natural resources. Toys, clothing for kids, children's...
August 4, 2010 - 12:00am
Wetlands learning center awarded $50,000 grant
June 29 was a big day for the Friends of the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center; Otto Bremer Foundation made an award of $50,000 to the group. The grant was applied for in February of this year to support three positions for graduate interns.
August 4, 2010 - 12:00am