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Celebrating the Fruits of our Labor

This fall, we're showcasing the diversity of landscapes and agricultural operations in Virginia with a salute to our exceptional farmers, graziers, and watermen who help feed the nation with particular care to leave the land better than they found it.

Aquaculture Supports Bay Water Quality and Economy

Richard Harding Jr. has seen the ups and downs of the oyster industry and thinks aquaculture could hold the key to a brighter future for watermen and the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

Native Bees are Valuable Crop Pollinators

The 3,500+ species of native bees (often called pollen bees) help increase crop yields and may serve as important insurance when cultivated European honey bees are hard to come by. Check out these simple, inexpensive ways you can increase the number of native bees living on your land.

Helping You Help Your Land ... Organically

Learn how NRCS conservation practices are helping organic producers like Virginia's Clif Slade build healthy soil.

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