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Place-Based Approach Helping Longleaf Pine

For the past five years, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in North Carolina has been working with local partners and landowners to implement conservation practices to help restore and maintain the longleaf pine ecosystem across its historic range within the state. The historical longleaf pine range extends across eastern North Carolina and covers nearly 14 million acres.

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Mrs. Yang a Hmong Farmer

Mr. and Mrs. Yang - Breaking Barriers

As is common with immigrant farmers, language barriers can create a wall. For Catawba County Hmong husband and wife farmers, Chou Yang (husband) and Chou Yang (wife), their desires for natural resource conservation were stronger than language differences. The Yang family sought Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Farm Bill conservation program participation to help in their land stewardship efforts.

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Mr. Lowry Lumberton Farmer

 

Mr. Lyvance Lowry - The Apple Never Falls Too Far From The Tree

The Lowry family is a known leader in Robeson County, the Native American community, and they are respected among their peers for their more than 50 years of leadership in farming. The Lowry farm is a 600 acre generational farm that took a management shift in 1963 when Lycurous Lowry took the helm. Under his leadership, the farm expanded and has become a "center of excellence" for the farming community, providing a source to learn about progressive agricultural management practices.

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