We are Conservation Champions

June 20, 2019

A small group of conservation-minded growers met this week in D.C. to explore ways to amplify understanding and awareness of farmers’ roles in stewardship of the soil, water and air. This inaugural team of Conservation Champions, sponsored by ASA and the Walton Family Foundation, attended a two-day training and networking session, discussing how to develop...

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ASA WISHH Updates FAS on Cambodia Aquaculture Project

May 30, 2019

A newly constructed aquafeed plant—the first in Cambodia to produce high quality fish feed, will start production in June. The plant will incorporate U.S. soy into fish feed for the ASA WISHH Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade (CAST) Cambodia project. CAST, a USDA Food for Progress funded project, will accelerate production of high-demand fish...

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Risk Management Agency Announces Special Provisions for Cover Crop Terminations

May 30, 2019

The Risk Management Agency announced changes to cover crop termination rules in eight states. According to the May 28 Manager’s Bulletin, “Producers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin have been severely affected by wet weather and muddy field conditions. Additionally, many acres of failed fall-seeded crops, like winter wheat...

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