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