Happy Earth Day, Virginia ...

On April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries will plant trees, clean up their communities, and hold educational events to highlight the importance of protecting our environment. NRCS conservationists are on the land every day helping landowners protect VA soil and water resources.

Protecting Virginia Wetlands with WRE

NRCS is now accepting applications from landowners interested in restoring, protecting, and enhancing wetlands on their property through the 2014 Farm Bill’s new Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). Sign up by May 2 to be considered for FY14 funding.

Partnering for Rural Communities

Virginia has been part of USDA's StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity since 2013, reaching out to make programs and services more accessible to all citizens. Learn how our StrikeForce team helped this Eastern Shore grower buy land to continue his family farming heritage.

What's in the New Farm Bill for You?

The 2014 Farm Bill is streamlining key conservation programs but will continue to equip Virginia farmers and forest landowners with the tools they need to address resource concerns while helping the environment. Click the link above to learn more.

VA Now Accepting Proposals for 2014 State CIG Projects

NRCS is offering $350K in Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) this year for Virginia projects focused on soil health, silvopasture establishment, nutrient management, wetland restoration design, and economics. Selected applicants will be notified by May 23, 2014.

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Virginia Soil Health Profiles

Learn more about Virginia soil health champions like Anthony Beery.

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