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New hayable buffer program for the south fork of the Root River


Thu, Jan 17th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Donna Rasmussen, Administrator

Buffers can be very effective at trapping and controlling sediments, nutrients and pesticides before they enter streams or sinkholes. Streamside buffers comprised of perennial vegetation also reduce stream bank erosion by anchoring the soil in place. Increasing cropland values make limited use buffers like CRP less attractive to landowners and renters. A 2010 study found that 19.6 percent of the 300-foot riparian (streamside) buffer zone in the Root River is in cropland, and nearly five percent of the 50-foot zone is cropland. The South Fork of the Root River has the most cropland encroachment of cropland within the riparian zone. For this reason, The Nature Conservancy has made funds available to the SWCDs in Fillmore and Houston counties to offer an alternative to long-term, limited use buffer programs. The funds will be used to establish buffers that can be hayed or grazed along DNR public waters and around sinkholes.

The payment rate for this program is $200 per acre per year for a five-year contract or $250 per acre per year for a ten-year contract for cropland acres converted to perennial vegetation. There is also financial assistance available for seeding establishment and weed tree removal. The minimum buffer width is 50 feet and the maximum is 100 feet and can be up to 300 feet under some circumstances. Signups will be taken continuously until October 31 of this year. Contact the Fillmore SWCD in Preston at 507-765-3878 ext. 3 or the Root River SWCD in Caledonia at 507-724-5261 ext.3 for program details.

Agricultural Best Management Practices (Ag BMP) low interest loans

Thu, Jan 17th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Anne Koliha, Feedlot Engineering Technician Loan dollars are available to help correct existing water quality problems and used to restore or protect water quality. At an interest rate of 3 percent and for a term of 5 to 10 years, many local lender ..... 
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Plan Now to Attend Driftless Region Beef Conference

Fri, Jan 11th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

The Driftless Region Beef Conference will be held on January 31 and February 1, 2013, at the Grand River Convention Center in Dubuque, Iowa. The conference will focus on efficient and economic beef and forage production. The program will begin at 1: ..... 
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Plan now to attend driftless region beef conference

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jan 11th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

The Driftless Region Beef Conference will be held on January 31 and February 1, 2013, at the Grand River Convention Center in Dubuque, Iowa. The conference will focus on efficient and economic beef and forage production. The program will begin at 1: ..... 
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2013 Winter Crops Day

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Jan 4th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer Extension Educator Fillmore/Houston Counties The 2013 Winter Crops Day will be coming to Caledonia on Wednesday, January 16. This interesting and educational event will be held at the Good Times Restaurant, 118 Bissen Street. Regis ..... 
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Will grid soil sampling work for my livestock farm?

Fri, Jan 4th, 2013
Posted in All Agriculture

Randy Pepin, Extension Educator Agriculture Production Systems, Livestock, Crops, Manure University of Minnesota Extension Grid Soil Sampling is rapidly becoming a widely accepted practice for use with precision placement of commercial fertilizer ..... 
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Managing the great super-cycle

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Dec 28th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

The economic landscape appears to be crazier than the weather as the Nordic winds flow out of Canada and many of you nestle in for planning in 2013 and beyond. The great supercycle in commodities is now entering its second decade creating unpreceden ..... 
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Extension Calendar 2013 for Fillmore/Houston Counties

Fri, Dec 28th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

January •10 & 17: Dairy Farm Safety Short Course, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, St Charles Community Center, Registration: www.uwrf.edu/CenterForDairyFarmSafety/, 715-425-3240 ..... 
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Dairy Farm Safety short course offered by University of Minnesota Extension this winter

By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Dec 28th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Agriculture ranks third in the total number of fatal work injuries behind construction and transportation/warehousing. It ranks first in the rate of non-fatal injuries per thousand workers and in this category, it is more than double the rate of t ..... 
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