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The Promising Role of Biochar in Mitigating Climate Change

To successfully mitigate climate change, alternative energies and sustainable materials like biochar must be integrated into modern agricultural practices. Comprised of organic animal and plant material, biochar is a type of charcoal that can collect and store carbon. Over the past two decades, thousands of studies have shown that the utilization of biochar can positively …

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National Pollinator Week

It’s National Pollinator Week! Make the Most of Your Pollinators in 2022

This week, June 20 through June 26, is National Pollinator Week! To celebrate, we’ve highlighted how you can not only help save pollinators from decline but also reap the benefits of attracting these vital creatures to your land. The importance of pollinators The value of pollinators to our ecosystem cannot be overstated. Almost 80% of …

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CRP Practices for Carbon Sequestration

CRP Practices to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The environmental benefits of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) are vast, but one of the most impactful is the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Through CRP practices, 30 million metric tons of CO2 were removed from the atmosphere in 2020, the equivalent of removing 6 million cars from the road. While all CRP practices …

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What Does Bioenergy Mean for the Environment?

As the harmful effects of climate change continue to impact our world, the importance of alternative fuel and energy sources, like bioenergy, wind energy, and solar power, is clear. Countries must begin ramping up the utilization of alternatives, and quickly, to protect our environment before it is too late. As an alternative energy source, bioenergy …

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What's New with CRP

What’s New with CRP?

Chances are, if you’re a landowner participating in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), you don’t have much time to stay up to date on the most recent CRP news. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the latest updates, improvements, and initiatives of CRP to keep you in the loop. 2022 Enrollment As of May 13, …

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Bioenergy Biofuel Plant

What Can Bioenergy Do?

With the onset of climate change, scientists have been working diligently for decades to develop alternative sources of energy to replace fossil fuels. Solar power, wind energy, and nuclear power are well-known and established options, but one alternative stands above the rest as potentially the most abundant and sustainable: bioenergy. Bioenergy is produced using biomass, …

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Can CRP Save Your Pollinators?

Can the Conservation Reserve Program Save Your Pollinators?

It’s no secret that pollinator species across the US are endangered, but the massive and potentially catastrophic consequences of pollinator extinction may not be as well known. Honey bees, native bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, and other insects pollinate over three-fourths of the world’s flowering plants and 35% of the world’s food, making these creatures critical …

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What is CRP Doing for Your Soil

What is CRP Doing for Your Soil?

Aside from improving water quality and enhancing wildlife habitats, one of the primary goals of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is to reduce soil erosion. Erosion of soil is a major environmental concern, as it deteriorates the quality of both the soil and water on your land. Eventually, this can lead to land that can …

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Biomass and Bio Power Plant for Bioenergy

What Are the Benefits of Bioenergy?

Replacing unsustainable sources of energy like fossil fuels and natural gas with more environmentally friendly options is critical to combating climate change and reducing our country’s dependence on imported oil. While solar power and wind energy are great options, bioenergy is a promising new sector that governments, scientists, and economists are championing. Bioenergy is a …

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Conservation Reserve Program Sign Up 2022

Reminder – Sign Up for CRP by March 11!

If you’re planning to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) this year, be sure to submit your application soon! This year’s deadline to apply for General CRP is March 11, 2022. By enrolling in the program, landowners and farmers can establish conservation practices on their land to protect vulnerable soil from erosion, enhance water …

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