NRCS Arizona is making an extra effort to show Arizona agricultural producers how conservation planning can help your land's natural resources. We are encouraging farmers and ranchers to request help developing a conservation plan. Creating a conservation plan is a free service from our experts in conserving water, improving air quality, and reducing soil erosion. It’s your plan to use as you wish – a guide to using your natural resources more efficiently.
Among the findings in the Basin Outlook Report, the Salt River basin snowpack was measured at 29 percent of the 30-year median; the Verde River basin at 71 percent of median; the San Francisco-Upper Gila basin at 29 percent of median; and the southern headwaters of the Little Colorado River basin had 53 percent of median snowpack. In the Chuska Mountains of northeastern Arizona, snowpack conditions were measured at 73 percent of median.
2008 Farm Bill continues to address the unique circumstances and concerns of socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers, as well as beginning and limited resource farmers and ranchers. It provides for voluntary participation, offers incentives, and focuses on equity in accessing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs and services.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment.