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2019 South Dakota Cropping Systems Inventory

No-till cropping system aids in regeneration of topsoil and continues to be the dominant cropping systems for South Dakota producers in 2019.

Healthy Soil vs Unhealthy Soil

NRCS specialist advises using caution before implementing field work on wet soils.

Voluntary Conservation Works

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s conclusion that the rangeland bird does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act signals the success of conservation efforts underway, including the work of ranchers to restore and protect habitat on private lands.

Conservation Client Gateway

Conservation Client Gateway is a USDA public website that allows individual landowners and land users the secure ability to request conservation technical and financial assistance from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Five Steps to Meet Conservation Compliance

To be eligible to receive many USDA benefits, including loans, disaster assistance, federal crop insurance premium subsidies and conservation assistance, you must comply with requirements for highly erodible lands and wetlands.  Use these steps to ensure you’re compliant.

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