Is it still possible for Illinois agriculture to meet the goals outlined in the Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy? Members of the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership believe it is possible; and their 2021 Annual Report highlights activities that improve soil health and restore local waters.
What a long, strange trip it has been! I have been using cover crops for 8 years now in Central Illinois and it has been a very fun ride. Here are a few benefits and best practices I have learned about cover crops.
The Science for Success partnership brings together soybean Extension personnel from diverse U.S. regions who collaboratively conduct research and leverage historical knowledge to deliver soybean best management practices to US farmers.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development and utilization efforts while the membership program supports the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level, through the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG). ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education with the vision of becoming a market leader in sustainable soybean production and profitability.