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USDA, partners usher in a new era in conservation

NRCS is accepting proposals for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program for state, regional and national conservation projects.

Cropping Systems Inventory in South Dakota

In 2013, the NRCS and partners conducted a county-level inventory of the types of cropland management systems used by agricultural producers across South Dakota.

2014 Farm Bill

 The 2014 Farm Bill was enacted on February 7, 2014. NRCS offers voluntary Farm Bill conservation programs that benefit both agricultural producers and the environment.

The bill continues to provide technical and financial assistance available to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.

Unlock the Secrets in the Soil

Get the most out of your soil via a system of conservation practices such as no-till, cover crops, nutrient management, buffers, and drainage systems. This approach reduces erosion, requires less nutrients, manages effects from flood and drought, and reduces nutrient and sediment runoff.

Latest NRCS science and technology helps agriculture mitigate climate change

NRCS developed the world’s largest soil carbon dataset that will help producers and planners estimate the impacts of conservation practices on soil carbon levels.

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