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Fourth-generation farmer finds soil success in no-till and cover crops

Implementation of soil-health management practices – like no-till farming and cover crops – can help increase organic matter in the soil, reduce soil compaction, and even improve nutrient storage in the soil. 

USDA announces $4.6 million federal investment to support conservation efforts

NRCS and The Trust for Public Land, in conjunction with the Maine Mountain Collaborative, have announced that $4.6 million in federal funds will be directed toward a project to help improve inadequate fish and wildlife habitat in Maine’s western mountains.

Conservation Activity Plans

For more than 80 years the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and its predecessor the Soil Conservation Service, have been helping to address natural resource concerns.

Stream restoration seeks to set spawning salmon up for success in southern Maine

An NRCS project that restored an aquatic organism passage in southern Maine may have prevented an environmental disaster on one of the area’s most important salmon-spawning streams.

NRCS conference focuses on importance of soils

As part of the 2015 “International Year of the Soils” initiative, NRCS hosted a day-long seminar on the importance of soil health to Maine agriculture, during Maine Farm Days in Kennebec County.


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