Agricultural Easements Available
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – The USDA’s Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) is making available $350 million through the Wetland Reserve Easements and Agricultural Land Easements to help farmers and landowners protect and restore farmlands, grasslands and wetlands. Long-term assistance will allow landowners to maintain and protect agricultural land and wildlife habitat. Many participants have already seen a regenerative effect as wildlife populations begin to increase.
Visit NRCS Illinois to read more about the programs and benefits available.
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Small Backyard Gardening
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are is our motto or in this case with the backyard gardening space available.
Read this editor’s letter about her new chickens and their lively personalities.