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Annual Soil Health Summit Event Opens to Public for First Time

Dan Industry News Release, Soil

The Soil Health Partnership announced this week that for the first time the organization has opened to the public the annual Soil Health Summit, January 15 – 16 in St. Louis, and encourages growers and agronomists to attend. Attendees will benefit from peer-to-peer networking, collaboration, and education on the latest in soil health strategies, including new data and insights from …

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Building Good Soil for Your Garden

Dan Soil, This Land of Ours

Building good soil is important whether you are a gardner, farmer, or just love the outdoors. Cathy Isom has some ways to soup up your soil. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Building Good Soil for Your Garden When we take good care of our soil, we are helping our plants thrive and with very little work. Good …

Conservation Innovation Grant Projects

Dan Environment, Soil, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced they will invest more than $10.6 million for 22 new projects that will drive public and private sector innovation in conserving natural resources in 27 states. The competitive Conservation Innovation Grants program helps spur development and adoption of new conservation approaches and technologies. Conservation Innovation Grant Projects

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NRCS Earth Team Volunteer Services Valued Over $7.8 Million

Dan Florida, Soil, USDA-NRCS, Water

This week, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service hails Earth Team Volunteer efforts throughout the nation during National Volunteer Week. Our theme, “Volunteers Improve Today for Tomorrow,” uses April 15-21, 2018, to show gratitude to Earth Team volunteers for their superb service to conservation. The Earth Team is the agency’s volunteer workforce. This past fiscal year, more than 34,309 people donated …

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Classic Gully Erosion Initiative Sign-Up in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Soil, USDA-NRCS

USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist for Alabama, Ben Malone, wants to make sure landowners across the state are aware of the new https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/al/newsroom/releases/?cid=NRCSEPRD1388873. It will focus on scenarios where erosion has reached an advanced stage and interferes with farming operations, but sign-up for this program ends April 19, 2018. Classic Gully Erosion Initiative Sign-up in Alabama

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NRCS Helping People Help the Land

Dan Environment, Soil, USDA-NRCS

For more than 80 years, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has been a pioneer in conservation, working with landowners, local and state governments, and other federal agencies to maintain healthy and productive working landscapes. NRCS Acting Chief Leonard Jordan says NRCS continues Helping People Help the Land. NRCS Helping People Help the Land Image: Courtesy of USDA/NRCS-The Soil Conservation Act …

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Cover Crop Tour Helps Florida Ag Producers Build Soil Health

Dan Environment, Field Crops, Florida, Soil

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida hopes you will mark July 14 on your calendar, as that is the date for the Cover Crop Tour at the NRCS Brooksville Plant Material Center in Brooksville, Florida. Farmers, ranchers, and researchers are invited to take part in a free tour, which will showcase the performance of 17 summer cover crop species in …