NEWS
Conservation, Covers and CSP
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:13 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (DTN) -- Solving local water-quality challenges is not a one-size-fits-all proposition, but a farmer-led tour of conservation practices offers a snapshot of the growing toolbox available for farmers to practice conservation.

A tour last week in the Indian Creek Watershed in north-central Illinois showed how farmers and their conservation partners are targeting area water-quality problems by implementing more conservation practices on working lands. The watershed has about 51,000 acres of farms draining into the Vermilion River.

The Conservation Technology Information Center hosted a farm tour in the watershed to spotlight conservation practices being implemented as well as ongoing ...

Quick View
  • Back to Beans Growers considering moving a field from continuous corn back into soybeans should pay special att...
  • The Attraction of Youth Combine genotyping with a yearling bull, or even a weanling, and you're less likely to make a poo...
  • Kubota Steps Up A new mid-range, high-horsepower M7 tractor moves this company into the row-crop arena.
  • SCO Sticker Shock Costs and potential disconnect with county yields make the Supplemental Coverage Option a hard se...
  • Clean Water Goes a Long Way Cleaning up 900 feet of a small creek in Kentucky brings rebirth to water once choked with sedime...
  • Clean Air Lawsuits Filed Several environmental and animal-welfare groups argue in two lawsuits that there is well-document...
  • Ag and Environment Outlook Agriculture continues to watch how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements the propos...
  • Surgery on Plastics Dharma Kodali's goal is to insert soybean oil in the basic ingredient list for PVC plastics.
  • Ask the Vet How should I treat a cow with a swelling on her flank?
Related News Stories
U.S. Pest Invasion
The Cost of Insect Control