By compensating farmers per pound of nutrient loss reduction, pay-for-performance conservation motivates farmers to find the most cost-effective ways to reduce nutrient losses for their specific fields.
Walmart and Danone are among the companies announcing public commitments to help farmers transition to regenerative agriculture systems. Here’s what that means for producers, says Lucy Stitzer, Dirt to Dinner founder.
American Farmland Trust's Ann Sorensen shares steps she says producers—and the researchers who serve them—can take to proactively integrate conservation into their farms as severe weather risks increase.
Illinois farmers can predict how much nitrogen loss they might prevent using a cover crop such as cereal rye—and also assess field conditions to manage covers alongside cash crops such as corn and soybeans.