Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

The USDA has $6.3 million in conservation financial assistance available for Michigan farmers in designated watersheds to implement new conservation actitivies to improve water quality and wildlife habitat. Agricultural producers must apply by Aug. 8, 2014 to be considered for funding.

Farmers See Impact of Phosphorus on Great Lakes

Farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin saw the impact of nutrient loading on Lake Erie during an educational field day. Also, another Glen Lake High School team wins the Michgian Envirothon. More in NRCS Conservation Notes.

Help Save Pollinators with Conservation

Pollinators play a key role in our nation’s food supply, but despite their value, many pollinator species are in trouble.

USDA, Partners Usher in a New Era in Conservation

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack travled to Bay City to announce that 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 make technical and financial assistance available to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners. Learn more.

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