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80 Years of Helping People Help the Land

For 80 years, NRCS has been a pioneer in conservation, working with landowners, local and state governments, and other federal agencies to maintain healthy and productive working landscapes.

Five Steps to Meet Conservation Compliance

Producers who want crop insurance for 2016, must be in compliance by June 1, 2015. Use these five steps to ensure you are in compliance.

GLRI helps farmers improve soil health and protect water quality

When water runs over fields to rivers and streams it can take soil with it. Since it takes 1,000 years to build an inch of soil farmers want it to stay in place and keep it healthy. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative helps farmers do just that, which benefits their farm and Great Lakes.

Ag Credit Partners with NRCS to Provide Cover Crop Signs

Farmers Protecting Our Lake signs identify cover crop fields and promote awareness of conservation tied to Lake Erie water quality. 


Working Together to Improve Water Quality Along the Lake Erie Shore

USDA is working with landowners, agricultural groups, and community leaders to restore and protect the Great Lakes.  Protecting Lake Erie Article


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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