Category: Cost-Share Opportunities

Precision Conservation Management Included in Climate-Smart Commodities Grant

PCM will leverage funds from this grant to offer an incentive to farmers for cover crops, reduced-till, no-till, strip-till, or reduction in nitrogen use.

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.

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.

NEW PepsiCo Incentive Payment Program

Each field can have 2 years of “New” cover crops. One before corn and one before soybeans. To be eligible for the MRTN insurance buy-up, you must: Have 3 years of data in the PCM Portal and an annual average nitrogen rate at least 10% above MRTN Have EVERY corn acre enrolled into PCM to…
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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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