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#FridaysOnTheFarm: Pastures Bloom Healthier Cattle, Wildflowers

Meet Lance Vilhauer, a South Dakota rancher who jokes he’ll take up floristry if his cattle business doesn’t work.

No-till Is South Dakota's Most Widely-Used Cropping System

No-till remains the predominant cropping system on South Dakota cropland, the most recent inventory by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) shows. 

Conservation Milestone Coming for South Dakota in August

 When Lyman County producer Reed Petersek, South Dakota farmers and ranchers are expected to reach a conservation milestone in August: 7 million acres enrolled in CSP.

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).


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

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