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.
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.
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’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.
Jason Weller, Chief of USDA-NRCS, with help from machinery operators in Fresno, demonstrated the process that the local agricultural and regulatory leaders have agreed upon for destroying old, higher-polluting agricultural equipment.
Watch Water Management for Greenhouses
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