NACD Soil Health Champions Network Reaches 200 Members

By Beth Mason This month, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Soil Health Champions Network surpassed 200 members across the United States and is still in the process of confirming more members every day. Since its inception in 2015, the NACD Soil Health Champions Network has brought together landowners and operators that not only… Continue reading →

NACD Soil Health Champion recognized for cutting-edge pollinator management practices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Whitney Forman-Cook Whitney-Forman-Cook@nacdnet.org (202) 595-9139 NACD SOIL HEALTH CHAMPION RECOGNIZED FOR CUTTING-EDGE POLLINATOR MANAGEMENT PRACTICES WASHINGTON, October 18, 2017 – Brendon Rockey, trendsetter and potato farmer at Rockey Farms, recognizes the importance of supporting a diverse pollinator population for a healthy farm and satisfied consumers. Located in Center, Colorado, Rockey Farms… Continue reading →

Farmers broadcast soil health PSAs across the Southern Plains

By Beth Mason The USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub, in partnership with Redlands Community College and NRCS, has developed a series of radio Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for farmers on the benefits of using soil health practices. This outreach effort also includes The Southern Plains Podcast; recent episodes share information on USDA's response to Hurricane Harvey and… Continue reading →

Case studies show big economic benefits of soil health practices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Whitney Forman-Cook Whitney-Forman-Cook@nacdnet.org (202) 595-9139 CASE STUDIES SHOW BIG ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF SOIL HEALTH PRACTICES WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2017 – Soil health practices such as cover crops and no-till can result in an economic return of over $100 per acre, according to a set of case studies jointly released by the National Association… Continue reading →

Soil Health Research

Newly released research conducted by NACD and Datu Research found that corn and soybean farmers who use cover crops and/or no-till can improve their bottom lines by over $100 per acre (read the full press release here). You can read about the economic and soil health benefits of using these conservation practices in the four… Continue reading →

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