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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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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

PCM Welcomes Greg Goodwin as the Director

New Director of PCM Greg has an extensive background in helping farmers and environmentalists understand how agricultural chemicals can impact our environment.

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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How Conservation Can Pay For Itself

Article Published by Farm Progress. June 15, 2020. Written by Austin Keating. Data from Precision Conservation Management helps farmers like Adam Brown determine return on investment for conservation practices before making the switch. Austin Keating – FarmProgress.com Adam Brown wasn’t sure about cutting back fertilizer on his family’s 1,000-acre farm in Decatur, Ill. Without local…
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