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On farms, every day is Earth Day

We celebrate Earth Day 2019 with a big thank-you to Rhode Island farmers and forestland owners for all they do to conserve natural resources while producing food, fiber, and fuel for their communities and the world.

Rhode Island USDA staff exceed food donation goal

Rhode Island USDA Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service employees rallied to donate 675 pounds of food to the Rhode Island Food Bank as part of the annual Feds Feed Families food drive. The donation surpassed previous years’ efforts.

Bringing oysters back to Bissel Cove

The decline of natural oyster communities in Rhode Island waters isn’t just bad news for shellfish lovers. Oysters fill an ecological niche and filter the water, keeping it clean. NRCS is working with partners to restore oyster reefs in water bodies like Bissel Cove in North Kingstown.

Conservation showcased at 2018 Intertribal Food Sovereignty Summit

USDA leaders joined tribal leaders at the 2018 Intertribal Food Sovereignty Summit at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum in Conn. The event highlighted indigenous food and included a conservation tour at Crandall Minacommuck Farm, the Narragansett tribal farm in nearby Westerly, RI.

NRCS and Narragansett Indian Tribe Collaborate on Elder Community Garden

Rhode Island NRCS and the Narragansett Indian Tribe entered into an agreement in FY 2015 to build the first community garden on reservation land in Charlestown, RI where Tribal elders will assist in the development of the garden.

Supporting America's Working Lands

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