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Coles County Soil & Water Conservation District

2018 Farm Bill Updates

On Dec. 20th, President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law. The bill is difficult to summarize, covering everything from commodity subsidies, ag research, food stamps, and rural economic development. Overall the new bill, which includes an expansion of…
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Free Field Tile Water Testing

On the first Wednesday of each month, producers can bring in 8 oz of field water run-off and have it tested for nitrate levels. This service is free and confidential.

USDA TO MEASURE NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF ILLINOIS FARMERS

Illinois Department of Agriculture RAYMOND POE, DIRECTOR ● BRUCE RAUNER, GOVERNOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2018 CONTACT: Denise Albert (217) 725-5207, Morgan Booth (217) 785-5485 USDA TO MEASURE NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF ILLINOIS FARMERS SPRINGFIELD, IL – Farmers should…
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Well Sealing Program

An abandoned well can pose a health and safety hazard if it is improperly sealed or not sealed at all. In fact, the Illinois Water Well Construction Code requires the owner of a water well to properly seal the well…
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Food Plots For Fall

Planning on putting in a wildlife food plot this fall? Our office sells seed mixes developed for deer, turkey, and other wildlife AND rents out a Truax Seed Slinger (broadcast seeder) that attaches to a 4-wheeler or ATV. Stop by…
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Education Updates

Illinois Ag In the Classroom- Terina Coffey, Education Coordinator, attended the Mattoon FFA Fall Festival on Sept. 21st. Students learned about and created bracelets demonstrating the life cycle of the pumpkin. Several fall-themed education kits are available for classrooms and…
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