NRCS in Delaware has set the first application cutoff date for December 20. Producers are encouraged to sign up now for the EQIP, WHIP or AMA program, which provides financial and technical assistance to address varying natural resource priorities.
USDA NRCS recently announced that two Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) impacting Delaware, Maryland and Virginia were awarded to Virginia Tech and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to demonstrate innovative approaches to improving soil health and water quality.
Toddlers know the secret. Success begins with baby steps. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service recommends a similar, practical, “baby step” approach for farmerswho want to improve the health, resilience and productivity of their soil, too.
Richard Swartz's working relationship with NRCS spans 15 years and several changes. He worked with NRCS to install a hoop structure for his poultry manure in 1998 and then a liquid manure storage tank after. These practices eliminated the potential for runoff into nearby streams.
Delaware NRCS has released its new Nutrient Management 590 Standard. Questions pertaining to the new standard should be directed to Sally Kepfer, State Resource Conservationist at Sally.Kepfer@de.usda.gov.
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