Nebraska NRCS News Release

Farmer in conservation cover field

Funding Available for Farmers and Ranchers to Develop Conservation Planning Activities

June 23, 2022
The funding assists Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers in identifying and finding solutions for specific natural resource concerns on their operations.

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Soil in hands

Funding Available for Farmers to Establish Soil Health Demonstration Projects

January 19, 2022
The funding will compensate producers for conducting strip trials of cover crops vs. no cover crops within a diverse crop rotation using no-till planting, as well as developing case studies and hosting field days.

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Cover crop mix in the field

Deadline Extended to Apply for Funding to Plant Cover Crops on Flooded Cropland Acres

June 28, 2019
NRCS announced today that it is offering a later EQIP sign-up for farmers in Nebraska who could not plant their crops because of flooded or wet fields. The deadline to apply is July 19, 2019.

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Figure 1. A mixture of warm- and cool-season cover crops. (Aaron Hird, NRCS)
Figure 1. A mixture of warm- and cool-season cover crops. (Aaron Hird, NRCS)

Funds Available to Plant Severely Weather-Damaged Acres to Cover Crops

April 17, 2019
To help manage cropland damaged by Nebraska’s severe spring weather, NRCS is providing funds to plant cover crops on cropland acres. Cover crops prevent erosion, improve soil’s physical and biological properties, supply nutrients, and suppress weeds.

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