Grow a healthy business while improving water quality
Get paid to reduce phosphorus loss from your farm by using conservation strategies.
We can guarantee a minimum payment of $20 per acre for qualifying farms. The bigger your phosphorus loss reduction, the more you get paid! This offer applies to the first 1,000 acres that commit to carrying out our recommended conservation practices.
WE can identify measurable, flexible and cost-effective conservation techniques for your farm and fields. YOU choose which practices to implement.
Our project team, including farm consultants and agronomists work with your farm and field-specific information. We combine your farm data with watershed-level nutrient and economic modeling. The model predicts measurable results for a variety of conservation practices.
We have found the following strategies to be the most effective across the watershed in reducing phosphorus losses, resulting in higher payments:
● Conversion to grassland (pasture and conservation)
● Buffer/filter strips
● Cover crops
● Reduced application rates of fertilizer
● Subsurface placement of phosphorus fertilizer
Get an optional Whole Farm Plan. The plan will outline a strategy specific to your farm to address questions or challenges in implementing the practices our model recommends.
Together we will explore scenarios and conservation options that maximize your payment, meet your business goals and protect water quality. Working with Whole Farms for Clean Water is more than reducing phosphorus runoff, it is an investment in the success of your farm. Funding is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Don’t wait to apply!