Agricultural News

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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The 2018 Farm Bill Reaches President

After 8 months of disagreement and deliberation, the farm bill of 2018 made it through the House of Representatives on December 12 with a final tally of 369 – 47. The bill had passed the Senate just a day earlier. All that’s left now is for President Trump to sign the bill into law, a decision which most are confident will happen soon.  …

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