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Celebrating Virginia’s Contributions to a National Milestone

This year, NRCS is celebrating the enrollment of more than five million acres under conservation easements! Check out our new page highlighting Virginia's contributions to this nationwide effort to preserve wetlands and productive farmlands for future generations.

Father-Son Team Recognized for Contributions to Conservation

Helping farmers improve the sustainability of their operations is a family tradition for district conservationists Anthony and Trenton Howell who were recently recognized as Field to Market Trusted Adviser Spotlight Honorees.

FY21 Funding Available for Urban Ag Collaborations

USDA is making up to $2 million available for local government pilot projects to develop and test municipal compost and food waste reduction plans. The two-year projects will run from Sept. 25, 2021, through Sept. 25, 2023. Apply by July 16, 2021.

Virginia Home to Two New RCPP Projects

Trout Unlimited and Capital Region Land Conservancy projects are among 85 selected nationally for RCPP funding this year. Learn more about their planned activities in the Shenandoah Valley and metro Richmond.

Protect Virginia's Drinking Water

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) participants in 106 Virginia Source Water Protection Areas can now get higher payment rates/ranking for adopting core practices that reduce streambank erosion and nitrate runoff from agricultural operations.

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