USDA expands and renews Conservation Reserve Program

IARN — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack just announced that USDA will open enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) with higher payment rates, new incentives, and a more targeted focus on the program’s role in climate change mitigation. Additionally, USDA is announcing investments in partnerships to increase climate-smart agriculture, including $330 million in 85 Regional Conservation Partnership Program projects and $25 million for On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials. Read more

Shell Rock Soy Processing to supply soy oil to Phillips 66

IARN — Shell Rock Soy Processing (SRSP), LLC has signed an agreement with Phillips 66 to supply soy oil for sustainable fuel production, including renewable diesel. This innovative partnership with the petroleum industry creates new opportunities for Iowa farmers. Read more