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Conservation Update

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FY 2016 Conservation Updates
Monthly Issue Featured Stories

August 2016 (1.2 MB)

August 2016 Conservation Update Cover

July 2016 (1.0 MB)
July 2016 Conservation Update Cover
Working with Louisiana's Veterans
June 2016 (1.0 MB)
June 2016 Conservation Update Cover

It Takes a Special Kind of Person

Story from the Field:

Conservation for Healthy Cows in Union Parish

May 2016 (1.0 MB)
May 2016 Conservation Update Cover

A Sugar Cane Revolution,
How Sweet It Is

Story from the Field:

CWPPRA BS-16 Shoreline and
Marsh Restoration Project Update

April 2016 (1.0 MB)
April 2016 Louisiana Conservation Update Cover

Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

Story from the Field:
Keeping it in the Family

March 2016 (1.0 MB)
March 2016 Conservation Update Cover

Restoring Critical Wildlife Habitat

Story from the Field:
New USDA Customer Installs High Tunnel

February 2016 (1.0 MB)
February 2016 Conservation Update Cover

No Change Needed
... in Beauregard Parish

Story from the Field:
A Legacy to my Father and Grandmother

January 2016 (1.0 MB)January 2016 Conservation Update Cover

Growing Change in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans

Story from the Field
Solar Powered Success in Evangeline Parish

November-December 2015
(1.0 MB)November-December 2015 Conservation Update Cover

A Match Made in Heaven...
Rice and Crawfish, the Perfect Union


Soils, Culture and People

October 2015 (1.0 MB)2015 Conservation Update Cover

Wildlife Conservation in Franklin Parish

Soils and Products We Use


FY 2015 Conservation Updates
Monthly Issue Featured Stories

September 2015 (1.0 MB)

September 2015 Louisiana Conservation Update Cover

25 Years of CWPPRA Construction

Story from the Field:
Continuing the Family Legacy

Soils Protect the Natural Environment

August 2015 (1.0 MB)

August 2015 Conservation Update Cover

Farming by Technology

Soils Support Health

July 2015 (1.8 MB)

July 2015 Conservation Update Cover

Protect Thy Neighbor
Flood Control in the Red River Valley

Story from the Field:
Good Grass Makes Better Cattle

Soils Are Alive

June 2015 (1.8 MB)

June 2015 Conservation Update Cover

Growing a Legacy
in Winn Parish

Story from the Field:
Family Forestry Business Thrives
in Washington Parish

Soils Support Recreation

May 2015 (1.0 MB)

May 2015 Conservation Update Cover

Doing More With Less
in Bossier Parish

Soils Support Buildings and Infrastructure

Saving the "Teddy Bear" in Louisiana

April 2015 (1.0 MB)

April 2015 Conservation Update Cover

Growing Grass-Fed Beef
in Grant Parish

Healthy Soils Clean
and Capture Water

USDA Grant Provides
Educational Opportunity for
Urban New Orleans School


March 2015 (1.0 MB)

March 2015 Conservation Update

Restoring Wetland Habitat
on the Banks of the Red River
in Natchitoches Parish

Soil with Spunk

Story from the Field:
Trinity Island Sand Live Oak Planting

February 2015 (1.4 MB)

February 2015 Conservation Update Cover

Shoreline Protection Innovators

Story from the Field:

Clean Water, Healthy Cows

December 2014 (1.0 MB)

December 2014 Conservation Update Cover

Growing Grass for Healthy Cattle

Story from the Field:

From Trials Come Triumph

November 2014 (1.5 MB)

November 2014 Conservation Update Cover

For the Greater Good
Farmers Helping Farmers
Gravity-fed drainage system
uses Red River water for
crop irrigation

Story from the Field:

Maximizing Production and
Conserving Resources in
Webster Parish

StrikeForce Update
Neighbors Helping Neighbors

October 2014 (1.4 MB)

2014 Conservation Update Cover

Red Bayou Comes to Life!
Irrigation Project Completed in Caddo Parish

Story From the Field:

From Abandoned Farmland to Model Farm in
Vermilion Parish




FY 2014 Conservation Updates
Monthly Issue Featured Stories

September 2014 (954 KB)September 2014 Conservation Update Cover

Reaching Out in Franklin Parish

StrikeForce in Louisiana

Partner Tribute
Elvadus Fields
A Lifetime of Service

August 2014 (742 KB)August 2014 Conservation Update Cover

Healthy Cows Healthy Farm
Conservation in Tangipahoa Parish

Stories from the Field:

Annie's Project in Louisiana Names August Graduates



July 2014 (PDF 1.2 MB)
July 2014 Conservation Update Cover


Sugarcane Farmer Rotates Soybeans and Reaps Benefits in Iberville Parish

Stories from the Field:

Vermilion SWCD Septic System Pump Out Program

Conservation Practices Mean More Forage in Webster Parish

June 2014 (PDF 1.3 MB)

2014 Conservation Update Cover

Special Issue:
Stories from the Field

Conservation at Work in Red River Parish

Partners for Clean Water in Ouachita Parish

Greener Pastures in Concordia Parish

Subsurface Row Crop Irrigation in East Carroll Parish

May 2014 (PDF 1.1 MB)

May 2014 Conservation Update Cover

It is all about Soil Health
West Carroll Parish Cattle Producer is Sold on Conservation

Find out what has been happening in conservation around Louisiana from Golden Meadow to Farmerville!

April 2014 (PDF 2.2 MB)

April 2014 Conservation Update

From the Rice Fields of Acadia Parish to Your Table Louisiana Crawfish

Story from the Field:

"Our goal is to have a legacy forest..."

March 2014 (PDF 1.5 MB)

March 2014 Conservation Update

Seasonal High Tunnel Success
Growing Healthy Fruits, Vegetables and Children
in Sabine Parish

Other Stories:

Introducing Soybeans to the Sugarcane Rotation Reaps Great Economic and Conservation Benefits

February 2014 (PDF 1.5 MB)

February 2014 Conservation Update Cover

Partners in Conservation in their own words Featuring USFWS, NWTF, DU, LSU AgCenter, and LDEQ

From the Field:

Conserving and Saving Money in Morehouse Parish

January 2014 (PDF, 1.0 MB)

January 2014 Conservation Update Cover

We're Nuts About Pecans!                                                             in Natchitoches Parish

Other Stories:

Tribute to Conservationist Steve Cruse

Louisiana Named StrikeForce State

November 2013 (PDF, 1.0 MB)

November 2013 Conservation Update Cover

How Sweet It Is!                                         Sweet Potato Farming In Avoyelles Parish  

Other Stories:

Trailblazer RC&D Helps Battle Giant Salvinia in Lake Bistineau

New to NRCS But Not New to Conservation in Grant Parish                                            

October 2013 (PDF, 1.0 MB)

October 2013 Conservation Update Cover

Louisiana's Master Farmer Program

Stories from the Field:

Premium Beef, Premium Pastures in Grant Parish

Stopping Soil Erosion and Improving Water Quality In West Carroll Parish



September 2013, Poultry Producer Tames the Hills of Lincoln Parish

August 2013, Cattle Farming on Eight Acres (in a subdivision) Takes Drive and Ingenuity!

July 2013, What makes this farm more efficient? Solar-Powered Livestock Watering System

June 2013, Irrigation Tailwater Recovery

May 2013, Loving the Wildlife in Allen Parish

April 2013, We Have Always Been Here Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana River Cane Project

March 2013, Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Facility Richland/Morehouse Parish Farmers Protect Ground and Surface Waters

February 2013, Cover Crops Pay Big Dividends

December 2012, Zebras, Watusi and Zebu! Webster Parish Farmers are Hooked on Exotic Animals

November 2012, Living the Dream Union Parish Farmer Shares Secret to His Success

October 2012, Building an "NRCS" Fence Landowner Assists with Instructional Video