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A pick your own experience at Butler’s Orchard

Conservation improvements have helped Butler’s Orchard, located in the D.C. suburb of Germantown, grow to encompass 300 acres with more than 180 crops including 25 different kinds of vegetables, fruits and flowers.

Students from across Maryland participate in the 24th annual Envirothon

More than 100 students took part in the outdoor natural resources competition that challenges participants to identify and categorize living resources, perform soil surveys and solve other complex natural resource issues.

Chesapeake Bay Family Brings Land Back to Life

Maryland farmers and forestland owners are voluntarily installing conservation practices on thousands of acres annually to help support rural economies, protect wildlife habitat and improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

2014 Farm Bill Meetings

NRCS is holding public meetings for farmers and landowners to learn about the new 2014 Farm Bill. Join NRCS, the Farm Service Agency and Rural Development to learn more about how the new Farm Bill effects you.

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. 

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