Blog posts by conservation

Written by Noah Lakritz on Monday, April 5, 2021 on conservation, water

Nominations are open for the inaugural Specialty Grower Sustainability Award until April 16, 2021. The award sponsors are looking for growers that have made efforts on their farm including:Participation in sustainability tracing programsSocial impact in local communityApplying more biological products vs. conventional chemistriesNew irrigation practices/system that reduces water usageSponsored by Great American Media Services and Valent U.S.A., the award will be presented at the United Fresh Convention & Expo in June 2021. The winner will be profiled in multiple Great American Media...
Written by Guest Blogger on Monday, March 8, 2021 on conservation


The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) helps agricultural producers maintain and improve their existing conservation systems and adopt additional conservation activities to address high-priority concerns around natural resources. Participants earn CSP payments for conservation performance–the higher the performance, the higher the payment. The 2021 CSP application deadline is March 26, 2021.Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners expand stewardship activities and receive payments for both their existing conservation...