Our homes, schools, stores, and highways are all connected to the soil. If fact, many buildings are even made with it. Strong soils can support structures ranging from a single-family home to a skyscraper. Septic, storm, and waste water systems also use soils to help clean water.
To retain eligibility for federal crop insurance premium subsidies in the 2016 reinsurance year, farmers must comply with requirements to protect wetlands and reduce soil loss on erosion-prone lands. Use these steps to ensure you’re compliant.
Virginia's statewide network of Earth Team volunteers are making a difference for conservation in the Commonwealth. We ranked 6th in the nation for the 2nd year in a row with nearly 1,300 individuals donating 17,000 hours of service in 2014!
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.
NRCS is now accepting applications from VA landowners and governmental/non-governmental groups interested in protecting the state's wetlands and working farms through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). The next application deadline is April 30, 2015.
Learn more about Virginia soil health champions like Antoinette Goodrich.
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