NRCS Partners with Conservation Districts


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.


Cattle on Feed Inventories Slightly Larger

Dan Cattle

After the recent partial government shutdown, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has been working to catch up on reports that were not released on time. Friday, they put out the February Cattle on Feed Report which shows the number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the U.S. feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled …

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Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session Open to Producers

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

Register by February 22! The U.S. Department of Agriculture is hosting a listening session for initial input on the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA is seeking public input on the changes to existing programs implemented by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Risk Management Agency. Each agency will take into account stakeholder input when making discretionary decisions on …


NRCS Chief Promotes EQIP and CSP

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

While Matt Lohr has only been on the job a few weeks as Chief of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), he is very familiar with the programs NRCS offers. And he looks at two of those, the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), which many call their flagship program.

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New NRCS Chief Excited to Serve Farmers


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.


Do NRCS Business through Conservation Client Gateway


USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind farmers, ranchers and private landowners that many of the business issues they may need to take care of with NRCS can be done right there from their home or farm office. NRCS offers their secure online portal called Conservation Client Gateway. Through it you can request NRCS technical and financial assistance, review …


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 …


NRCS Still Open


During the partial Federal Government shutdown, your local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) offices are open. But, due to a lapse in federal funding, some USDA websites are not being actively updated. Once funding has been reestablished, online operations will continue. But information concerning various NRCS programs is still available at NRCS offers voluntary programs to eligible landowners and agricultural …