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Take a tour of farm production and conservation in Massachusetts

Farm Production and Conservation in Massachusetts

A new interactive story map will take you on a tour of the Bay State, exploring Massachusetts agriculture through the work of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency.

The Massachusetts Farm Production and Conservation story map opens with an introductory video that travels across the landscape, from coastal rocky shores, sandy beaches and salt marshes in the east to rolling hills, fertile valleys, and rich woodlands in the west.

Then, as you navigate through the story map, you’ll learn about USDA programs and partnerships that help farmers and forest landowners with conservation planning and practices, loans and disaster assistance. Information is presented geographically to show the impact of USDA programs and the 2014 Farm Bill in communities across the commonwealth.

“This story map is intended to be a resource for informing people about Massachusetts, our agriculture, and what we at USDA do here in the Bay State,” said Dan Wright, State Conservationist for NRCS in Massachusetts.

The journey continues through a complementary story map that highlights key conservation practices through photos and stories.