Earth Day 2014

Soil Health is soil managed to its maximum potential through a system of conservation practices, including no-till, cover crops, advanced nutrient and pest management, and buffers and drainage systems where appropriate.

2014 Farm Bill

The 2014 Farm Bill was enacted on February 7, 2014. NRCS offers voluntary Farm Bill conservation programs that benefit both agricultural producers and the environment. Some programs will be available immediately, while others will require limited time to be set up within the agency.

Unlock the Secrects in the Soil

Soil is a living and life-giving substance, without which we would perish. As world population and food production demands rise, keeping our soil healthy and productive is of paramount importance.

Drought Assistance for Farmers & Ranchers

NRCS can help farmers and ranchers understand what options exist for their water situation, soil type and production goals to get through the drought. See our Drought Assistance page for more information.

California Conservation Investment by NRCS, Farmers and Ranchers Surpasses $200

California’s air, water, soil, wildlife and landscapes all received a healthy boost in federal fiscal year 2013, with over 2,400 farmers and ranchers joining with NRCS and partners to voluntarily invest time and money in protecting and restoring natural resources under their care.

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