Agricultural Easements Protect Farmland

In 1960, there were 1,635,000 acres of land in farmland in Alaska. 

Today there are less than 881,000 acres - a 54 percent loss. 

The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program can help.

NRCS Helps Pollinators

More than 3,500 species of native bees help increase crop yields. Some scientists estimate that one out of every three bites of food we eat exists because of animal pollinators like bees, butterflies and moths, birds and bats, and beetles and other insects.

2014 Farm Bill streamlines, consolidates conservation programs

The bill continues to provide technical and financial assistance available to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners. 

Soil Science

A fundamental knowledge of soil science is a prerequisite to meeting many natural resource challenges. Understanding soils allows us to minimize the degradation and destruction of one of our most important natural resources.

High Tunnels

High tunnels, also known as hoophouses, can help extend the growing season. They provide protection to plants early and late in the season. By expanding the availability of healthy, locally grown food, high tunnels benefit both producers and consumers.

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