Improving Water Quality in Illinois

Conservation & Water Quality One conservation practice that greatly benefits water quality, yet is often overlooked, is wetlands. Consider promoting this practice in your District or constructing one on your land in an area with consistent low yields, or in a tucked-away corner that could infiltrate tile water. For more Read more…

NLRS News from Around the State

NLRS News from Around the State by Steve Fulling My name is Steve Fulling and I live in Palestine, located in Crawford County. I am co-chair of the Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts (AISWCD) Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Subcommittee, alongside Knox County Resource Conservationist Kara Downin. In Read more…

LEARN ABOUT THE S.T.A.R. PROGRAM!

The Stewardship Committee of the Champaign County Soil & Water Conservation District has developed a FREE tool to assist farm operators and land owners in evaluating their nutrient and soil loss management practices on individual fields. The S.T.A.R. (Saving Tomorrow’s Agriculture Resources) evaluation system assigns points for each cropping, tillage, nutrient application and soil conservation Read more…

Farm Bill Passes Senate Ag Committee

Associated Press writer Andrew Taylor reported on Wednesday that, “A Senate panel approved a modest, bipartisan rewrite of federal farm and nutrition programs on Wednesday, sidestepping a fight for now but setting up a clash with House Republicans intent on beefing up work requirements for food stamps. Read more …HERE.

NACD Reacts To Senate Ag Committee’s Farm Bill Draft

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) sent a letter to the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry outlining the organization’s reaction to The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 released on Friday. The letter applauds Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS), Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Read more…