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Manure & Nutrient Management

Animal Waste Management

NRCS works with farmers and ranchers to effectively manage animal waste, not only to keep it out of America's rivers and streams, but also to turn it into a useful commodity.

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Nutrient Management

In the agricultural setting, nutrients are the building blocks for plant growth and production.  Common nutrients are the elements nitrogen and phosphorus which are available in several forms.  NRCS works with farmers and ranchers to profitably manage nutrients.

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