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Information for Farmers and Ranchers

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides assistance to private land owners in the conservation and management of their soil, water, and other natural resources. Local, state and federal agencies and policymakers also rely on our expertise. We deliver technical assistance based on sound science and suited to a customer's specific needs. Cost shares and financial incentives are available in some cases. Most work is done with local partners.

Agricultural Programs - USDA Farm Bill Programs

Conservation Choices  - Presentation explains various conservation practices for farmland

Conservation Success throughout New Jersey - Many land owners and land managers around the Garden State are deriving benefit from Conservation Planning and Farm Bill Programs. 

Farm-A-Syst - Tools will help farmers better manage their operation to avoid environmental problems.

Importance of Pollinators - In the United States one third of all agricultural output depends on pollinators. Fruit and vegetable growers in New Jersey can attest to the significant role pollinators play in the production of many of our crops. Promoting pollinators' habitat on and near the farm benefits everyone!

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NRCS can assist you in the development of a conservation plan.  A conservation plan is a written record of your management decision and the conservation practices you plan to use and maintain on your farm.  Download What is a Conservation Plan for more details.

Documents require Adobe Acrobat.
What is a Conservation Plan? (162kb)
¿Qué es un Plan de Conservación? (211kb)

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Last Update May 7, 2013