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SMART Nutrient Mgt. Means Savings on Fertilizer Costs, Healthier Soil & More

You can save money on fertilizer costs and protect the environment at the same time! SMART Nutrient Management includes the 4Rs of nutrient stewardship – the right Source, right Method, right Rate, and right Timing – and emphasizes smart activities to reduce nutrient loss by...

A Duck Hunter’s Legacy Soars at the Island Ranch

The closer you get to the Island Ranch, the louder the cacophony of birdsong. When visitors to California’s Sierra Valley start seeing birds gathered in the hundreds, they can safely assume they’ve hit Dean and Sharon Cook’s property line.

Biden-Harris Admin. to Investment in Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities

The Biden-Harris Administration through the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing up to $2.8 billion in 70 selected projects under the first pool of the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities funding opportunity. Ultimately, USDA’s anticipated investment will triple to...

USDA Opens People’s Garden Initiative to Gardens Nationwide

USDA is expanding its People’s Garden Initiative to include eligible gardens nationwide. School gardens, community gardens, urban farms, and small-scale agriculture projects in rural, suburban and urban areas can be recognized as a “People’s Garden” if they...

New Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Resources Available

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and the American Farmland Trust (AFT) are unveiling new Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) resources that guides entities through the Agricultural Land Easements acquisitions process. The new resources include two new...


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