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REMINDER - USDA-NRCS State Technical Committee meeting scheduled for April 30

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BANGOR, Maine (April 27, 2020) – The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Technical Committee meeting for Maine is scheduled for April 30, 2020, from 10 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

The meeting will be held via a telephone conference line. Anyone wishing to participate may dial into the meeting at 1-888-844-9904, and use Access Code: 5488748 when prompted. This meeting is open to the public.

Scheduled meeting topics include:

Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) information
Forestry and Irrigation Subcommittee reports
Priority resource concerns
Practice and planning changes to Vegetated Treatment Areas and Water Wells
2021 NRCS funding priorities
Review of new NRCS ranking procedure

Presentations and meeting minutes can be found on the NRCS-Maine website.

The State Technical Committee (STTC) assists the USDA in matters relating to the implementation and technical aspects of conservation programs under the Farm Bill. The committee is traditionally composed of agricultural producers and other professionals that represent a variety of disciplines in soil, water, wetland, and wildlife sciences. The STTC includes representatives from several agencies including the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Farm Service Agency (FSA), and the Maine Forest Service.

The State Technical Committee meets regularly to provide information, analysis and recommendations to NRCS officials charged with implementing the conservation provisions under the Farm Bill. The Committee’s role is advisory in nature.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this meeting should contact NRCS Assistant State Resource Conservationist Tony Jenkins at (207) 990-9557 or to request accommodations.

For more information on the STTC contact Tony Jenkins at (207) 990-9557.




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