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USDA Updates Conservation Standards

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Irrigation, USDA-NRCS, Water

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently completed and published updates to its set of National Conservation Practice Standards, which include 58 standards that have been updated or revised since August. According to Acting NRCS Chief, Kevin Norton, those standards cover a wide range of practices including irrigation water management.

He notes that USDA’s conservation efforts include a focus on soil health.

Norton says the new conservation updates also include ways to help farmers cope with drought.

For more information on the National Conservation Practice Standards, visit nrcs.usda.gov or contact your local NRCS field office.