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NRCS Landscape Initiatives - Conservation Beyond Boundaries…

Conservation Priority Report Louisiana

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Helping People Help the Land

6.17.2011
NRCS Landscape Initiatives
Conservation Beyond Boundaries...
Clean water, abundant wildlife, and productive agriculture are interconnected. Conservation doesn’t have man-made boundaries. 
That’s why NRCS is addressing natural resource priorities on a landscape scale. Our conservation solutions:

  • benefit both landowners and the environment
  • provide wildlife habitat
  • improve agricultural production

In Louisiana . . .

Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI)

Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative (MBHI)

United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Notice to Hispanic and/or Women Farmers or Ranchers:
Click here if you are a woman or Hispanic farmer and believe you were improperly denied farm loan benefits by USDA between 1981 and 2000.  You may be eligible for compensation.
 

Commitment to Equality
USDA believes every farmer and rancher should be treated equally and fairly, and we are committed to resolving all cases involving allegations of past discrimination by individuals.

Referral Guide for USDA Settlements and Claims Adjudication Process

Women and Hispanic Farmers and Ranchers Claims Adjudication Process
If you believe that USDA improperly denied farm loan benefits to you for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000 because you are a female or because you are Hispanic, you may be eligible to apply for compensation.  To request a claims package by telephone, call 1-888-508-4429.  To request a claims package online, please visit www.farmerclaims.gov
Native American Farmer and Rancher Class Action Settlement (Keepseagle v. Vilsack)
If you are a Native American who was denied a farm loan or loan servicing by the USDA between January 1, 1981, and November 24, 1999, you may be eligible for benefits from a Class Action Settlement.  To request a claims package by telephone, call:  1-888-233-5506.  To request a claims package online, or for more information, please visit:  www.indianfarmclass.com
African American Farmer and Rancher Class Action Settlement (Pigford II)
If you are an African American farmer (a) who submitted a request to file a late claim on or between October 13, 1999, and June 18, 2008, under the 1999 USDA settlement in the earlier class action known as Pigford v. Glickman ("Pigford") and (b) who did not receive a merits determination on your discrimination claim, you may be eligible for benefits from a Class Action Settlement.  To hear information by telephone, call 1-866-950-5547 or 1-866-472-7826.  To find information online, please visit:  www.blackfarmercase.com
USDA NRCS Access Opportunity Equity Partnerships

To find out more about these conservation opportunities and more, contact your local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service:  Office Locator