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Disaster Recovery Assistance from NRCS

If you have been affected by tropical storms Henri or Ida, or another disaster, NRCS can provide disaster recovery assistance to farmers and communities through several programs. See this page for more information, then contact your local USDA Service Center.

Racial Justice and Equity in Conservation

USDA is investing up to $50 million in Racial Justice and Equity Conservation Cooperative Agreements are available to entities and individuals for projects that help beginning, limited resource, socially disadvantaged, and veteran farmers with climate-smart agriculture and forestry.

Ribbon cut at completed flood prevention project on Belfield Drive, Johnston, RI

Federal and local officials cut the ribbon on a completed floodplain restoration project to prevent recurring flooding of the Pocasset River, which had previously affected properties on Belfield Drive in Johnston.

USDA awards new partnership project in Rhode Island

USDA is investing $330 million nationwide in 85 public-private partnerships to address climate change, improve natural resources, and protect agricultural viability. A project by Rhode Island DEM has been selected for funding through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).

Helping oyster growers and marine ecosystems in Rhode Island

In early 2020, the RI Dept. of Environmental Management and NRCS realized that the COVID-19 pandemic would have an impact on the state’s oyster growers. They saw an opportunity to help growers and the environment by obtaining mature oysters to restore dwindling oyster populations.

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Supporting America's Working Lands

Our new flagship publication: Supporting America's Working Lands.

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