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Conservation Update

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FY 2015 Conservation Updates
Monthly Issue Featured Stories

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


FY 2013 Conservation Updates
Monthly Issue Featured Stories

September 2013 (PDF, 1.0 MB)

September 2013 Conservation Update Cover

Poultry Producer Tames the Hills of Lincoln Parish

Stories from the Field:

NRCS Helps Acadia Parish Cattle Producer Achieve Farm Goals

Wisconsin and Pennsylvania Dairymen Start Dairy in North Louisiana

August 2013 (PDF, 1.0 MB)

August 2013 Conservation Update Cover

Cattle Farming on Eight Acres
(in a subdivision)

Takes Drive and Ingenuity!
West Baton Rouge Parish Success

Stories from the Field:

MaMaw's Garden in Webster Parish

Conservation Practices in Ouachita Parish

Internship Success at Golden Meadow Plant Materials Center

July 2013 (PDF, 1.3 MB)

July 2013 Conservation Update Cover

What makes this farm more efficient?
Solar-Powered Livestock Watering System
Calcasieu Parish Success

Stories from the Field:

Tailwater Recovery System in Richland Parish

Livestock Shade Structures in Tangipahoa Parish

June 2013 (PDF, 11.8 MB)

June 2013 Cover Conservation Update

Irrigation Tailwater Recovery
Calcasieu Parish Success

Stories from the Field:

Improved Grazing Land in St. Helena Parish

Bringing Back Longleaf Pine in Washington Parish

May 2013 (PDF, 8.1 MB)

May 2013 Cover Conservation Update

Loving the Wildlife in Allen Parish
Wetlands Reserve Program Success

Stories from the Field:

Ponchatoula High Tunnel

DeRidder Veteran

Hickory Grove Cattle Producer

April 2013 (PDF, 1.0 MB)

April 2013 Conservation Update

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

Stories from the Field:

RMS Plan Charts Conservation Course for Acadiana Cattle Producer

MRBI SWAT Team Helping Ag Producers Improve Water Quality in East and West Carroll Parishes

Landscape Diversity Increases Wildlife in Franklin Parish

March 2013 (PDF, 9.5 MB)

March 2013 Conservation Update

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

Sign-Ups Announced:

  • SPCC Pilot Program
  • WRP

February 2013 (PDF, 12.4 MB)


Cover Crops Pay Big Dividens
Franklin Parish Success

NRCS Accepting Applications for Special Initiatives

December 2012 (PDF, 1.8 MB)


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

November 2012 (PDF, 1.1 MB)


Living the Dream
Union Parish Farmer Shares Secret to His Success

A Lot of Great Things are Happening Around the State

Snapshot:  Golden Meadow Plant Materials Center

October 2012 (PDF, 28 KB)


Building an "NRCS" Fence
Landowner Assists with Instructional Video
Bienville Parish

Seeing his Grandfather's Trees
Beauregard Parish

MBHI Habitat for Whooping Cranes
Avoyelles Parish