Flood control structures may easily go unnoticed across the landscape. But after a heavy rain event, they spring into action capturing rushing flood water and holding the water back allowing it to be slowly released downstream. This reduces flood damages to cropland, roads and homes.
Farmers and ranchers address water quantity and quality concerns in the Ogallala Aquifer by installing conservation systems with support from NRCS programs.
The USDA's People Garden Initiative is in its fourth year, and continues to grow. In Nebraska, there are People’s Gardens planted at USDA Service Centers across the state from Falls City to Scottsbluff, providing healthy food for the needy and bringing communities together.
Three-fourths of the world’s flowering plants and about 35 percent of the world’s food crops depend on animal pollinators to reproduce. Some scientists estimate that one out of every three bites of food we eat exists because of pollinators like bees.
Date: Jan 16, 2014
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