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Request for Public Comment on Soil Health Standard Indicators and Procedures

A draft Technical Note detailing soil health indicators and associated laboratory methods is posted in the Federal Register for public review and comment. Comments on this Technical Note will be accepted through December 13, 2018.

The ABCs of Soil Health

Healthy soil gives us clean air and water, bountiful crops, productive grazing lands, diverse wildlife, and beautiful landscapes. See the ABCs of Soil Health for some amazing facts about soil’s role in supporting life on this planet, and what we can do to make our soils healthy.

2018 Omnibus Bill Nixes DUNS and SAM Requirements for Farmers

Effectively immediately, NRCS financial assistance program participants will no longer need Dun and Bradstreet’s Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, or to register in the System for Award Management (SAM).

Cereal Rye, taking it to the next level

Cereal rye is a popular cover crop because of versatility & performance. Work at the Kansas Plant Materials Center is guiding cover crop selection beyond the species level.

Farmers Can 'Bee' a Friend to Pollinators

Agricultural producers can use conservation practices to help pollinators by creating and enhancing habitat.

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The hope in healthy soil

The new video series exploring how farmers are breathing new life into our soil.

NRCS Websites & Additional Assistance

Web Applications & Tools

A list of Web-based resources for access to natural resource data collected by NRCS.

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NRCS State Websites

Find local program and technical information on our NRCS state websites.

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