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Our new website is designed for you – the farmers, ranchers and forest landowners who use NRCS conservation programs, and our partners who help us deliver the conservation mission. 

Our Priorities

Equity, Justice and Equal Opportunity

Since NRCS’ establishment, unfortunately, underserved communities and individuals have experienced significant barriers to equity, equality, and justice in agency programs and policies. NRCS is committed to advancing equity, justice, and opportunity for agency employees and those we serve.

REVIEWING AND MODIFYING

Programs, Practices and Policies to address barriers

Prioritized

Funding for Underserved Producers in awarding project recipients

CREATED

Equity Division, a first-ever for NRCS

Our Priorities

Addressing Climate Change

Climate change presents real threats to U.S. agricultural production, forest resources, and rural economies. As the nation’s private lands conservation agency, NRCS plays an important role in helping the nation address climate change.

Invested

$38 million

in new Cover Crop Initiative in 2022

Provided

$197 million

to fund 41 partner-led in 2022, with emphasis on climate-smart agriculture

Investing

$40 million

in grants in 2022 to fund climate-smart practices

Our Priorities

Supporting Urban Ag and Innovative Production

NRCS is committed to working with farms of all sizes and in all locations, including those in urban areas. NRCS provides with urban producers with conservation assistance, and works with other USDA agencies to support urban farms in providing access to healthy local food, jobs, and green space.

LEADING

USDA’s Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production

PROVIDED

$31 million

in grants and cooperative agreements for urban agriculture

REINVIGORATING

through the People's Garden program to benefit local communities

Our Priorities

Building Partnerships

NRCS coordinates with other federal agencies, states, local governments, colleges and universities, and nonprofit groups. As partners in conservation, these groups share their unique areas of expertise and conservation work to put more conservation on the land.
SUPPORTING

Partnerships

through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program

INVESTING IN

Equity

Conservation Cooperative Agreements

PARTNERING

with the US Forest Service to address wildfire risk, resiliency

Home Page Service Center Locator

Find Your Local Service Center

USDA Service Centers are locations where you can connect with Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or Rural Development employees for your business needs. Enter your state and county below to find your local service center and agency offices. If this locator does not work in your browser, please visit offices.usda.gov.