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How Solar Vegetation Can Revitalize Rural Communities and Agriculture - Sheep-Friendly Solar Vegetation Plantings 
Agricultural News

How Solar Vegetation Can Revitalize Rural Communities and Agriculture – Sheep-Friendly Solar Vegetation Plantings

The marriage of renewable energy production and agricultural practices, known as agrivoltaics, has introduced yet another groundbreaking concept – sheep-friendly solar vegetation plantings. This approach involves integrating solar panels with carefully selected vegetation that is conducive to grazing by sheep. This strategy not only optimizes land use but also offers a range of benefits for

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How Biochar Increases Soil Fertility
Environmental Conservation

What is soil conservation?

Soil conservation refers to the practice of protecting and managing soil resources to prevent soil erosion, degradation, and loss of fertility. Various techniques and strategies are used to help ensure a sustainable use of soil for agricultural, ecological, and environmental purposes.

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Wetland Conservation
Agricultural News

More than $146 Million for Wetland Conservation Projects and National Wildlife Refuges from the U.S. Department of the Interior

This year the US Department of the Interior has granted over $50 million for conservation projects and wildlife refuges, which will be matched by partners and amounts to over $146 million. This will help either conserve or restore over 240 thousand acres (about the area of San Antonio, Texas!) of wetland and upland.

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How Illinois Landowners Can Enroll in CREP
CREP

How Illinois Landowners Can Enroll in CREP

There is a multitude of reasons for you as a farmer or landowner to enroll in CREP. Adding value to your land, improving water quality, preventing land erosion, just to name a few. Over 90% of land in Illinois is privately owned, making it very important for programs such as these to exist.

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What is the Grassland Conservation Reserve Program
Agricultural News

What is the Grassland Conservation Reserve Program?

Developed by the USDA as a part of CRP, the Grassland Conservation Reserve Program is a federally funded initiative designed to preserve grasslands across the country. Specifically, the program was established to ensure that environmentally sensitive grassland, or other land of significant value, is conserved rather than farmed.   In 2022, over 3.1 million acres of

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