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Natural Resources Conservation Service - Maine

Welcome to the NRCS Maine state web site. Conservation and natural resource programs, assistance, and information for Maine are available from NRCS.

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NRCS Announced Grant to Help Farmers and Ranchers Adapt to Drought

USDA NRCS has announced the availability of up to $5 million in Conservation Innovation Grants to evaluate and demonstrate agricultural practices that help farmers and ranchers adapt to drought.  Grant applications are due October 15, 2012.

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Applications Being Accepted for Conservation Initiatives

Agricultural and forest producers have an opportunity to submit applications for funding through five conservation initiatives under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program--On-Farm Energy, Organic, Seasonal High Tunnel, Irrigation and New England/New York Forestry initiatives.  The application deadline is December 21, 2012.

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Maine NRCS Provides Grants to Four Maine Recipients

NRCS has announced the award of more than $158,000 in Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) funds to four Maine recipients--Windependence dba Community Energy Partners, LLC; Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association; Maine Rural Partners; and Holly Miller of Hope's Edge Farm.

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USDA Celebrates 150 Years

In 2012, USDA is commemorating and celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding in 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln signed into law an act of Congress establishing the United States Department of Agriculture. May 15 marked this significant milestone.

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We'd Like to Reach You! 

Outreach is part of NRCS' daily business.  We work to ensure that programs and services are made accessible to all customers, while placing special emphasis on those who may be underserved.  We'd like to reach you too!


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Updated 08/30/2012

The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain, and improve our natural resources and environment.