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NRCS Partners with Conservation Districts

Dan USDA-NRCS

While USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) is the principal agency for providing conservation technical assistance to private landowners, conservation districts, tribes, and other organizations, they work cooperatively with local Soil and Water Conservation Districts to get conservation on the ground. NRCS Chief, Matt Lohr, says conservation districts are the boots on the ground.

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New NRCS Chief Excited to Serve Farmers

Dan USDA-NRCS

Matt Lohr, new chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), has been on the job for just a few weeks. He told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman he is excited to serve America’s farmers and ranchers.

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USDA Seeking Public Input on Wetland Determination Guidance

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

Public comment period for wetland conservation compliance rule open through February 5 Farmers are reminded that updated guidelines for wetland determinations are posted and available for public input. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind the public that the 60-day comment period for the updated guidance is open through February 5. This opportunity to comment is not impacted …

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New NRCS Chief is a Farmer

Dan USDA-NRCS

Last month, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of (Matthew J.) “Matt” Lohr to serve as Chief of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The Virginia native brings a lifetime of agriculture experience to his new post, as he is a 5th generation family farmer.