Agricultural News

Cargill’s Water Saving Initiative and the Impact of Agriculture on Our Water

Last month, Cargill announced their commitment to reducing water waste and restoring water supplies across the world. In addition to eliminating 11 million pounds of water pollutants and providing access to safe drinking water, they are working to restore 159 billion gallons of water to priority watersheds by 2030.  They are doing this through a multi-faceted approach. To reduce water waste, they are utilizing smart irrigation technology that improves the …

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How Climate Change is Affecting Farming

While people disagree on the severity (and to a degree, the causes), our world’s environment has been changing. Some areas are experiencing droughts and water shortages. Others are experiencing record rainfalls and flooding.  The average temperatures around the world are slowly rising as the air’s carbon dioxide levels are higher than ever. We’ve seen abnormally long summers. Unseasonably warm falls. And while some of these events might …

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Now is the Time to Enroll in Continuous CRP for 2020

Enrollment for Continuous CRP (CCRP) is open again. Earlier in the year, enrollment for CCRP had opened temporarily between June 3 and August 23. This was the first CRP enrollment opening since the passing of the 2018 farm bill. Now, as of December 9, enrollment has opened again for as long as availability lasts. While …

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How Agriculture is Contributing to The Gulf of Mexico’s Hypoxic Zone

There’s a dead zone growing in the Gulf of Mexico. Located off the Louisiana-Texas coastline, this murky blight is causing marine life to either flee or die in mass. Left unchecked, it could cause irreversible harm to local economies that depend on fishing and water-based activities.   What’s to blame for the creation of this hypoxic zone? The simple answer is the Mississippi River. The Mississippi discharges …

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Introducing All Native Seed – A Better Way to Purchase High-Quality CRP Seed Mixes

FDCE is proud to announce the launch of our CRP seed retailer, All Native Seed. With All Native Seed, CRP contract holders can easily find the CRP seed mixes they need for their particular practice. All Native Seed offers seed mixes developed by the NRCS, as well as our own NRCS-compliant seed mixes.  Whichever type you …

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FDCE Helps Virginia Hospital Save Thousands of Dollars a Day Through Homegrown Biofuel

At FDCE, we’re passionate about conservation and sustainable practices. In addition to establishing pollinator habitat, native grasses, and forbs for landowners enrolled in CRP, we provide bioenergy solutions across the globe that replace inefficient, expensive, and non-renewable fuel sources with superior alternatives. Not only is bioenergy sustainable, but it’s cleaner, more efficient, and when used correctly, more affordable. Recently, the success of one of our bioenergy projects was highlighted in an article by …

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ACEP Continues as the 2018 Farm Bill is Signed into Law

On December 20, the 2018 farm bill, officially called the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018”, was signed into law by President Trump. While many are already discussing the possibilities that come with the legalization of hemp production in all 50 states, the most important function of the farm bill is the $867 billion it provides …

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