Category: Farmer Resources

2024 PCM Data Book Released

This report highlights data gleaned from farmers in Illinois regarding the financial, agronomic, and environmental impact of in-field conservation practices.

Managing Risks with Cover Crops

This guidebook titled Managing Risks with Cover Crops aims to help farmers understand how to use cover crops without sacrificing profitability.

Farmers for Soil Health Provides Payments for Cover Crops Planted This Fall

Fields planted to cover crops for the first time in Fall 2023 are eligible for a three-year contract payment.

What’s in a RAAP Report?

PCM farmers recieve an annual report from their PCM Specilaist with an in-depth look at individual farm management decisions and their impact on farm sustainability and economics.

How To Successfully Use Cover Crops

Protect and nourish your topsoil with cover crops using these methods for success.

Tillage Considerations for Profitability

PCM data demonstrates that 1-pass light and 2-pass light tillage are most profitable.

Navigating Carbon Markets: Opportunities and Strategies

Introduction to the concept of carbon markets, how they work, and the potential benefits they hold for your farm.

A Farmer’s Guide to Nitrogen & Profitability

MRTN has predicted the most profitable nitrogen rate range for years. Learn more about what the MRTN is, how it is calculated, and tools for implementing the most profitable rates on your farm.

Carbon Market 101 for Farmers

Carbon markets present farmers with an opportunity to get paid for on-farm conservation practices. The key to unlocking these funds is understanding the different programs that exist.

Planning for Nitrogen: Less is More

Farmers that apply less fertilizer are making the quickest, easiest change to increase their profitability.