USDA, partners usher in a new era in conservation

NRCS is accepting proposals for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program for state, regional and national conservation projects. 

2014 Farm Bill streamlines, consolidates conservation programs

The bill continues to provide technical and financial assistance available to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners. Learn more.

Illinois dairy's waste storage gets makeover with USDA’s help

A dairy cow can produce up to 140 pounds of manure in a day. Where does this manure go?

Soil Health Profiles

Hear directly from some Illinois’ leading  farmers to find out how they’re using  soil health management systems to make their farms more profitable, productive and sustainable.

Native plants boost conservation benefits, strengthen wildlife populations

Native plants in many parts of the U.S. are struggling, posing problems for the wildlife species that depend on them for sustenance and sanctuary.

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