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Schirmer Farms (Batesville) Operations Manager Brandon Schirmer, sprays defoliant on one of the fields at his father's multi-crop 1,014-acre farm, in Batesville, TX, on August 12, 2020.  Mr. Schirmer has already contacted the Texas Department of Agriculture to let them know that he will be spraying a defoliant to promote the cotton plant's leaves to drop off and bolls to open in preparation for harvest approximately 14-days later. The plant remains alive and will continue to produce cotton unless the field

RCA Data Viewer

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).

Aerial photo of croplands separated by windbreak trees, next to a pond

NEW - Inflation Reduction Act Data Visualization Tool

This tool provides state-by-state data showing investments for Farm Bill and Inflation Reduction Act funding. Final data are available for fiscal year 2023, with year-to-date data available for fiscal year 2024.

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