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Bringing Oysters Back to Bissel Cove in North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Oysters play a critical ecological role by filtering water and keeping it clean. Rhode Island shellfish growers are working with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management to restore oyster populations.

#FridaysOnTheFarm: Knowledge is Key

Meet Salvador Prieto and Martha Romero, owners of a 20-acre lemon and avocado orchard in Somis, California. Salvador’s interest in farming began as a young boy growing up on a small farm in Mexico.

5 Wetland Services for Your Operation and Beyond

Wetlands provide services that benefit communities, natural resources, and local economies.

#FridaysOnTheFarm: Oyster Farmer Raises the Bar

Meet Perry Raso, owner of Matunuck Oyster Bar in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. Perry’s interest in aquaculture began when he was young.

Ask the Expert: A Pollinator Q&A with Karin Jokela

Biologist Karin Jokela answers a few questions about how farmers and ranchers can use USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program to help pollinators.  


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