New data visualization tools are now available. Users can graph, map, and download customized datasets based on practices applied through NRCS programs and survey data on land use, soil erosion, and prime farmland from the National Resources Inventory (NRI).
NEW - Inflation Reduction Act Data Visualization Tool
State-by-state data showing investments in fiscal year 2023 for Farm Bill and Inflation Reduction Act.
Acres Receiving Conservation through NRCS Programs for fiscal years 2005-2022, by conservation program or NRCS performance measure. Land unit (field) acres and practice counts are available for every practice.
Trends in prime farmland for 1982-2017, at 5-year intervals, by land type and state based on the National Resources Inventory (NRI). Data can be filtered, graphed, mapped, and downloaded by state, year, land type (e.g., cropland).
The Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act (RCA) of 1977, as amended, provides the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) broad strategic assessment and planning authority for the conservation, protection, and enhancement of soil, water, and related natural resources.
NRCS documents the effects of conservation practices and systems so that better decisions can be made and risk is managed more effectively. NRCS cooperates with other Federal and State agencies and conservation partners to collect and analyze natural resource data.