These designations are one step towards further conservation of agricultural lands.
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 installs, operates and maintains an automated system to collect snowpack and related climatic data called SNOTEL.
It’s easy to take soil for granted because it’s mostly hidden from view—and few who live off the farm have reason to give it a second thought. Yet this amazing resource is responsible for nearly all life on the planet.
2015 is the International Year of Soils
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.
StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
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