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How the USDA Helps California Farmers Steward Water and Land

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is the largest federal agency in charge of food and farm policy in the US. But the agency also has a lesser known role: it runs a large portfolio of programs to promote conservation of soils, water, and wildlife habitat on farms.

Organic Herbs & Empowerment

It’s the final stop of #OurFarmers Roadtrip. Today, we are going to Imperial County, California, where Myrna P. Arambula worked with NRCS to replace her old, inefficient tractor through the NRCS National Air Quality Initiative.

Plantings Aim to Help Monarch Butterflies

With the Western monarch butterfly population dropping, conservation groups encourage farmers, ranchers and home gardeners to plant more of the native milkweed that monarchs need to survive—and are working on seed mixes and other incentives to speed the rescue effort...

 

NRCS, UC Davis Announce Release of SoilWeb 2.0 App Update
The update now has a cleaner, more modern interface and GPS-based links to NRCS-published, digitizled soil survey data (SSURGO) for most of the US. 

 

Organic Farmers— Experienced or Brand New—Are All Welcome at NRCS

Organic Farmers JOHN Teixeira from Lone Willow Ranch near Firebaugh, California, first started working with conservationists from United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) when he was already an...
 

 

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