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Volunteer and Penobscot tribal intern hones conservation skills with NRCS-Maine

 A volunteer and student intern from a Maine Native American tribe is getting an up-close look at conservation efforts in northern New England this summer, as she works side-by-side with specialists from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). 

Conservation Innovation Grants

Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) are competitive grants that stimulate the development and adoption of innovative approaches and technologies for conservation on agricultural lands.

NRCS grant helps immigrant farmers in Maine succeed with conservation practices

A grant from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is helping some immigrant farmers in Southern Maine learn about conservation practices and increase their crop production.

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.


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