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Celebrate the Soil!

Did you know that microbes in soil produce compounds to defend themselves against fellow microbes? Scientists used these naturally produced antibiotics to develop "wonder drugs" to treat human diseases like tuberculosis. (Photo courtesy of the National Cancer Institute)

Three VA Dam Projects Funded in 2015

NRCS is investing $19.3 million to rehabilitate three Virginia dams to protect public health, safety, and critical infrastructure in Augusta, Rockingham, and Culpeper counties, and the towns of Bridgewater and Culpeper. Selected dams are Upper North River 77 and Mountain Run 11 and 50.

Conservation Client Gateway Offers New Way to Interact with NRCS

Conservation Client Gateway, a new public website, allows you to request technical and financial assistance, review and sign conservation plans, request and track payments for your completed contract items, and much more.

 

 

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.

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J.D. Hill Soil Health Profile

Learn more about Virginia soil health champions like J.D. Hill.

NRCS Websites & Additional Assistance

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A list of Web-based resources for access to natural resource data collected by NRCS.

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