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Category: PCM News

PCM Releases New Data Summary for 2015-2021

A report summarizing the entire PCM dataset is available now. The pull-out booklet provides clear, objectively analyzed, aggregated, and anonymized results for over 12,000 agricultural fields in Illinois spanning PCM’s full dataset and demonstrating the financial and environmental differences resulting from various tillage, nutrient management, and cover crop practices. “PCM is only available in priority…
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Webinars in June on: Financial and Environmental Impact of Conservation Practices

REGISTER HERE FOR JUNE 23 Financial & Environmental Impact of Conservation Practices to your farm 11am – 12pm REGISTER HERE FOR JUNE 27 Financial & Environmental Impact of Conservation Practices to your farm 10am – 11am

Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day

Join us for a cover crop and soil health field day in Champaign County August 27th! Led by the IL Corn Growers and IL Soybean Association’s Precision Conservation Management program, we will be highlighting the management practices of the Rademacher farm and hear from speakers focused on what best management practices in Illinois are working.…
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PCM Booklet 2021

Precision Conservation Management (PCM), a farmer service program led by the Illinois Corn Growers Association and Illinois Soybean Association and supported by a non-profit technology partner, Heartland Science and Technology Group, released their 2021 Business Case for Conservation this week, providing financial and environmental data on common Illinois farm practices. Among the recommendations, PCM experts…
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Another $5M Available for PCM Farmers

PCM has been awarded $5 million dollars by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). PCM farmers in 20 counties will be eligible for financial assistance when developing conservation plans through their local NRCS offices. PCM will use the award to continue to assist farmers in…
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PCM Specialist Clay Bess Awarded Partner of the Year, Spotlight Advisor

Partners of PCM continue to show their appreciation. Field to Market acknowledged Clay Bess, Lead PCM Specialist, for his success in the PepsiCo cover crop cost share project, recognizing him as an Adviser of the Year. Clay was also named Partner of the Year with the S.T.A.R. program for his work to enroll PCM farmers…
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PCM Receives 2020 Field to Market Collaboration of the Year Award

Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture provides a platform that allows PCM to analyze farmers on metrics such as greenhouse gas emissions, water quality, and energy use. PCM’s combination of these environmental metrics with enterprise analyses earned our team the Field to Market Collaboration of the Year Award for providing these valued assessments…
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PCM Newsletter – Fall 2019

Welcome to the Fall 2019 PCM newsletter! In keeping with the theme of the 2019 planting season, we’re running a little behind preparing it. But we have been BUSY! Today, we’ve enrolled almost 350 farmers from Illinois and Kentucky in the PCM program, representing more than 30,000 acres of commodity crops. PCM Specialists and staff…
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PCM Newsletter – Spring 2018

PCM Events & Updates A critical piece of PCM’s success is the one-on-one relationship between PCM cooperators and their Specialists. PCM Specialists have been busy delivering the Resource Analysis & Assessment Plans to our 117 cooperators in Illinois. The PCM team has been working hard all winter to have these reports ready to deliver before…
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PCM Newsletter – Fall 2017

Welcome to the Fall 2017 newsletter! A lot happened this summer. Our enrollment coordinators signed-up over 50 new cooperators – in April we hired 2 new PCM Specialists, Jacob Walker and Chris Stewart. Chris, our Kentucky Specialist, helped us launch PCM in 10 counties in western Kentucky. Download to read more…