Press Release: Million Acre Challenge Named RCPP Classic Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2020 CONTACT: Rachel Cain – rcain@thehatchergroup.com; 301-807-5818 Million Acre Challenge Named RCPP Classic Project Funding to provide participating farmers with financial, technical assistance The Million Acre Challenge was announced as one of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) fiscal year 2020-2021 Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Classic projects. The funding, …

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Journey to Soil Health… With Sam White and Amanda Paul, Leaning Pine Farm

Written by Nicole Oveisi, Fair Farms Intern. This piece was originally posted on the Million Acre Challenge website.  Established: 1939 Farm Size: 177 acres, plus an additional 100 acres rented in pasture and hay. Product/Output:  Beef, Raspberries, Free Range Eggs, Honey Region:  Western Allegany County Favorite Piece of Farm Equipment: Bobcat 3400 Side by Side …

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Take Action: Fund the Maryland Healthy Soils Program

Take Action to fund the Maryland Healthy Soils Program (HB8)! This important bill, sponsored by Del. Krimm, would allow Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) funds to be used for the currently-unfunded Maryland Healthy Soils Program, encouraging and supporting farmers in their journey to build soil health. Benefits of healthy soils on Maryland’s farmland: Increases farm …

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Take the Pledge for Healthy Soil!

Written by Nicole Oveisi, Fair Farms Intern Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s Clear Choices Clean Water campaign added a new pledge on healthy soils to emphasize the importance of soil health and how integral soil is to food production, water sources, and the climate and environment in general. Here at Fair Farms, we’re excited about this new pledge …

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