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Conservation Connection e-blast - December 19, 2012

Conservation Connection e-blast


Conservation Connection e-blast...the latest news from NRCS Massachusetts and our partners

NRCS announces next cut-off date for conservation programs in Massachusetts

A farmer and an NRCS conservationist examine no-till pumpkins in a field.The United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced the next application cut-off date for three federal conservation programs. Massachusetts farmers and forest land owners can apply for these programs anytime throughout the year; but NRCS will review and rank all complete applications for the current round of funding on February 15, 2013.

Help grow your farm's future: Be counted in the 2012 Ag Census

2012 Census of AgricultureIn just a few months, America’s farmers and ranchers will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on their communities by taking part in the Census of Agriculture. Conducted every five years by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the Census captures a complete count of all U.S. farms, ranches and those who operate them.

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Helping People Help the Land

NRCS Massachusetts State Office: 451 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002 | 413-253-4350 | fax 413-253-4395 |  

Christine S. Clarke, State Conservationist

Massachusetts Conservation Connection editor: Diane Baedeker Petit, Public Affairs Officer

NRCS field offices are located at USDA Service Centers in Barnstable, Greenfield, Hadley, Holden, Pittsfield, Westford and West Wareham.
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