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Conservationists inspect field following a dust storm.

NRCS resulted from troubled times--the Dust Bowl days of the 1930s. Dust storms ravaged the Nation´┐Ż farmland, stripping away millions of tons of topsoil.

Huge dust clouds carried the soil hundreds of miles, all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.

Since that time, NRCS has kept a commitment to protecting and conserving soil and other natural resources on America's private lands.  We work with customers to help them reduce erosion, protect wildlife, promote good land use, and to preserve the Nation's natural resources.  At NRCS, we take pride in our partnerships.  We work with local soil conservation districts and others to inform people about the importance of conserving natural resources.