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Local Heroes of a Different Kind

This year marked the 60th Anniversary for soil and water conservation being celebrated by Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) across the nation.

Program Gives Students Hands-on Training with USDA-NRCS

Texas A&M University Kingsville (TAMUK) agriculture students “stepped up” to the challenge of working during their summer vacation to gain hands-on training with the U.S. Department of Agriculture agencies, including NRCS. 

From Commerce to Conservation, Coastal Areas Reap Rewards

Looks can be deceiving. Take the Houston Ship Channel located just east of the city of Houston. To the casual observer with a windshield view, they might briefly note the shipping vessels, grain elevators and day-to-day commerce as they speed by.

Forests ecosystems benefit from strength of restoration partnership

Forested ecosystems and pine plantations cover more than 12 million acres in east Texas and contribute an estimated total economic impact of $30.3 billion annually to the state’s economy.

Seasonal High Tunnel Increases Local Produce Availability at Area Farmers Market

Late last year, with the help of the USDA-NRCS, Flying Y Farms was able to build a high tunnel on their farmland near Tarzan, TX and quickly realized the benefits high tunnels have to offer.  


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