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NRCS Announces November 16 Application Deadline for Financial Assistance

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced November 16 as the cut-off date to apply for Fiscal Year 2019 funds through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). EQIP allows farmers, ranchers, forestland managers and landowners to conserve natural resources by making available financial assistance to improve soil, water, air, plants, animals…

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Using Annuals to Supplement Perennial Forages

From April Wilson, Resource Conservationist, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service The drought that started last fall and consumed hay supplies has livestock producers worried about fall and winter forages. Thin pastures have folks considering using winter annuals to supplement predominately cool-season grass fields. Thankfully the rains have started falling again and fall forage is looking more…

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