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A Hedge Against Drought: Why Healthy Soil is ‘Water in the Bank’

As soil health improves, so too does its hydrologic function. This graphic illustrates how much additional water could be stored in the soil of all U.S. cropland with the addition of 1 percent of organic matter.

Impacts of Idaho Snow Drought Are Now Being Felt

Another dry month and warmer than normal spring temperatures are deteriorating Idaho’s water supplies.

Over $1 Million in Funding Available to Improve Sage Grouse Habitat in Idaho

The USDA - NRCS has approximately $1.2 million in Sage-Grouse Initiative (SGI) funding available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).  Applications must be received by May 29, 2015.

USDA Announces $235 Million Available for Innovative Conservation Partnerships

The USDA - NRCS will invest up to $235 million to improve the nation's water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability.

Idaho Welcomes New State Conservationist

Curtis Elke, the newly announced State Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Idaho starts today, May 4, 2015.

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