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NRCS to Invest $50 M. in New Cooperative Agreements for Racial Justice & Equity

USDA NRCS is investing up to $50 million nationally in cooperative agreements to support historically underserved farmers and ranchers with climate-smart agriculture and forestry. The Racial Justice and Equity Conservation Cooperative Agreements are available to entities for two-year...

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack Visits California About Drought Issues

Today, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack met in Fresno with stakeholders to discuss drought issues. The meeting was hosted by Rep. Jim Costa. Pictured Left to right: Karen Ross, Secretary of CDFA, Rep. Jim Costa, Secretary Tom Vilsack, Rep. David Valadao, and Don Cameron at Terranova Ranch.

Post-Fire Disaster Assistance

Wildfires, especially those caused by human activity, can take a tragic toll on the people and landscape affected. In California, the wildfire season is typically followed by the rainy season presenting hazards such as flooding, erosion and mud/debris flows to the already fire-damaged...

We Are Hiring! Join Our Team!

Do you want a career that can make a difference? USDA’s Farm Production and Conservation is looking for highly motivated and skilled individuals interested in meeting the challenges of the dynamic and innovative field of agriculture. We Are Hiring! Join Our Team!

Understanding the U.S. Drought Monitor

Climatologist Brian Fuchs answers questions about the U.S. Drought Monitor and how it relates to USDA and supports agricultural producers. The drought monitor is an online, weekly map showing the extent and severity of drought across the United States.


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