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About NRCS

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This step-by-step guide explains the process of getting started with NRCS conservation assistance.

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Farmers, ranchers and forest landowners can receive financial assistance from NRCS to make improvements to their land.

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NRCS conservationists provide technical expertise and conservation planning for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners wanting to make conservation improvements to their land.
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NRCS provides incentives to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners wanting to put wetlands, agricultural land, grasslands and forests under long-term easements.
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Find local USDA service centers across the country.
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NRCS offers a variety of information, tools, and resources related to conservation.

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The NRCS online newsroom has the latest information on USDA’s conservation agency, including news releases, feature stories, downloadable media files and more.
NRCS History Button NRCS helps America’s farmers, ranchers and forest landowners conserve the nation’s soil, water, air and other natural resources. All programs are voluntary and offer science-based solutions that benefit both the landowner and the environment.

About NRCS Fact Sheet (PDF, 2MB)