'Keep it for the Crop by 2025' program announced
Environmental organizations also expressed support for the program. Jack Darin of the Illinois Sierra Club said, “We know farmers want clean water, and we also know they want to avoid waste and unnecessary costs in their operation. By using the latest techniques and knowledge to apply the right amount of nutrients, at the times when the crops need it, farmers can cut costs and improve water quality.”
Phillip Nelson, president of the Illinois Farm Bureau, reinforced that Illinois producers are major stakeholders in this efforts. “We have always believed that farmers are among the original stewards of our soil and water. KIC by 2025 will provide the resources, knowledge and outreach needed to ensure that growers make the best possible decisions when it comes to implementing practices that protect our streams and rivers and further enhance nutrient efficiencies in agricultural production.”
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