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80 years of helping people help the land

Eighty years ago, Congress passed the Soil Conservation Act in response to the devastating effects of the Dust Bowl. USDA and farmers are still working together to address the natural resource challenges of today and tomorrow – for generations to come.

Fiscal Year 2015 Local Working Group Meetings Scheduled

Local Working Groups assist the USDA in matters relating to the implementation and technical aspects of conservation programs under Title II of the 2014 Farm Bill.  Meetings are being scheduled in county offices for Fiscal Year 2015.  Meetings are open to the public.

Latest Issue of Conservation Newsletter Available

Find out the latest news and read about successful projects in the latest issue of the Maine NRCS Conservation Newsletter.

We'd Like to Reach You!

Outreach is part of NRCS' daily business.  We work to ensure that programs and services are made accessible to all customers.  We'd like to reach you too!  Please contact your local USDA Service Center if we can help you address your natural resource concerns.

Soil Health

Soil is a living and life-giving substance.  Keeping our soil healthy and productive is of paramount importance.  Visit "Unlock the Secrets of the Soil" and watch videos, obtain resources, and view other information about the importance of soil health.


NRCS Websites & Additional Assistance

Web Applications & Tools

A list of Web-based resources for access to natural resource data collected by NRCS.

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Información de NRCS en español.

NRCS State Websites

Find local program and technical information on our NRCS state websites.

Limited English Proficiency

Information on Limited English Proficiency.

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