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Iowa Geologic Resources

This page has links to documents, maps and other graphics that are helpful in understanding the role of geology and geologic assessment in NRCS conservation planning and engineering. 

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Iowa NRCS Economics

The policy of NRCS is that economics is an essential consideration in all agency decision making. Economic principles must be applied in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of agency policies and program activities to provide the most cost effective assistance.

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Land Use Trends

Data by land type (e.g., cropland, pasture, forest) for 1982-2017, at 5-year intervals, by state, based on the National Resources Inventory (NRI). Data can be filtered, graphed, mapped, and downloaded by state, year, and land type (e.g., cropland), and irrigation.

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Major Land Resource Area (MLRA)

Major Land Resource Area (MLRA) including the publication Land Resource Regions and Major Land Resource Areas of the United States, the Caribbean, and the Pacific Basin (USDA Agriculture Handbook 296, 2022).

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New Jersey Strategic Plan

The 2022-2027 NRCS New Jersey Strategic Plan consists of three primary strategic goals. These strategic goals provide broad aims for our state and paint a picture of success. 

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NRCS Conservation Programs: Acres Receiving Conservation

Acres Receiving Conservation through NRCS Programs for fiscal years 2005-2021, by conservation program or NRCS performance measure. Land unit (field) acres and practice counts are available for every practice.

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NRCS Easement Programs

Data for fiscal years 1998-2022. Data on the number of conservation easements and acres under easement available by state, county, program, year, easement duration, and purpose of easement.

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NRCS Financial Assistance Programs

Contract data for fiscal years 2014-2022. Data includes dollars obligated, contracts signed, contracts with historically underserved farmers, and conservation practices.

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NRCS Financial Obligations

Data for fiscal years 2005-2021. Users can see total financial obligations, by program, including funds for program administration and other NRCS costs.

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Official Soil Series Descriptions (OSD)

The Official Soil Series Descriptions (OSD) is a national collection of more than 20,000 detailed soil series descriptions. These descriptions, in a text format, serve as a national standard.

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Partner-Led Solutions Publication

RCPP is highly competitive. NRCS has been able to provide funding assistance to one of every five proposed projects that were submitted. Those that are selected are among the best agricultural conservation projects in the nation.