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USDA-NRCS Local Working Group meetings scheduled for Maine

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BANGOR, Maine (December 8, 2020) – A series of public meetings that will assist the USDA in implementing conservation programs and practices in Maine have been scheduled for Fiscal Year 2021.

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Local Working Groups are held in each county in Maine with the county’s Soil and Water Conservation District.

The meetings provide information, analysis and recommendations to NRCS officials charged with implementing the conservation provisions under the Farm Bill. Each meeting will help determine conservation practices and priorities for the following fiscal year. The recommendations will then be provided to the State Technical Committee later in 2021, and then to the State Conservationist for final implementation.

Most of the meetings will be held virtually this year due to Covid-19 restrictions and precautions. Some of the meetings have already been held, but the upcoming meeting dates for the counties are:


Cumberland County:                                           December 10, 2020
Franklin County:                                                  December 14, 2020
Washington County:                                           December 16, 2020
Piscataquis County:                                            December 17, 2020
Somerset County:                                               December 17, 2020
Northern Aroostook (St. John Valley):                 December 2020
Southern Aroostook:                                          January 12, 2021
Knox County:                                                      January 12, 2021
Waldo County:                                                    January 12, 2021
Hancock County:                                                January 13, 2021
Kennebec County:                                              January 13, 2021
Lincoln County:                                                  January 13, 2021

For meeting information on individual meetings, please see the NRCS-Maine website.


For more information on the State Technical Committee contact Tony Jenkins at (207) 990-9557 or





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