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NRCS's natural resources conservation programs help people reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damages caused by floods and other natural disasters. Public benefits include enhanced natural resources that help sustain agricultural productivity and environmental quality while supporting continued economic development, recreation, and scenic beauty.

Conservation Technical Assistance Programs

Environmental Improvement Programs

Special Initiatives

Stewardship Programs

Easement Programs

Water Resources

Technical Processes, Tools, and Other Technical Resources

Resource Inventory and Assessment

Farm Bill

Conservation Practices and Programs for Your Land: 2008 Farm Bill

The 2008 Farm Bill offers America’s agricultural producers and nonindustrial private forest landowners more assistance than ever before to voluntarily conserve natural resources on our Nation’s privately owned farm and ranch lands. Its provisions provide technical and financial assistance to help producers implement conservation practices that reduce erosion, protect our waters, improve fish and wildlife habitat, improve air quality, and conserve energy.

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