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By Kirsten Rall

The National Association of Conservation Districts Thursday announced the formation of a Climate Action Task Force.

Pacific Northwest Ag NetworkNACD Supports CRP Changes

On Wednesday, the National Association of Conservation Districts threw its support behind changes to the CRP program.

AgNet WestNACD Provides $13 Million in Technical Assistance Grants

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) has awarded $13 million in new technical assistance grants to provide conservation support to communities in over 400 conservation districts.

By Amie Simpson

A Pacific Northwest farmer says dry weather has been a challenge this spring. Michael Crowder and his family raise corn and several specialty crops in Washington state.

Oklahoma Farm ReportConservation Districts Named As RCPP Project Leads During FY21 Funding

[On Tuesday], the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) applauded the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for announcing a number of conservation district-led projects under this year’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Classic Awards.

USDA-NRCSUSDA Awards 85 New Partnership Projects to Help Mitigate Climate Change and Protect Natural Resources while Supporting America’s Producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it is investing $330 million in 85 locally driven, public-private partnerships to address climate change, improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability.

News AdvocateManistee Conservation District receives grant for river clean-up programs
By Colin Merry

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy on April 27 announced $75,000 in grants to 27 local governments and nonprofit organizations for stream cleanup and monitoring through the Michigan Clean Water Corps Program.

Cadillac NewsSoil conservation then, now
By Jim Williams

With the celebration of Earth Day just last week, it is a good time to discuss the formation of the USDA Soil Conservation Service (known today as the Natural Resources Conservation Service) and the Conservation District (Wexford CD and the Missaukee CD).

By Kara Banks

All Edgerton residents who help support watershed health by planting native trees and plants, or by constructing rain barrels or rain gardens on their properties will be eligible for free technical assistance from the Miami County Conservation District’s Urban Conservationist.

The ConversationClimate-friendly farming strategies can improve the land and generate income for farmers

Agriculture has not been a central part of U.S. climate policy in the past, even though climate change is altering weather patterns that farmers rely on. Now, however, President Biden has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a climate-smart agriculture and forestry strategy.

E&E DailyLeaders promise action on tax credits, carbon markets bill
By Marc Heller

(Subscriber Only) House Agriculture Chair David Scott (D-Ga.) said yesterday he wants to move quickly on new tax benefits for Black and disadvantaged farmers.

By Jennifer Lewerenz

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is warning gardeners to be on the lookout for an invasive earthworm that has sprung up around the Upper Midwest.

The MercuryFire as a tool: Konza Prairie researchers maintain ancient grassland with modern techniques
By AJ Dome

An Ohio native with a doctorate from the University of Georgia, Blair’s interest in conservation lies in how different ecosystems interact with each other.

The Fence PostRegenerative ag, carbon sequestration in soils and 30×30 will all depend on advancing conservation on rented land

On April 22, American Farmland Trust released “Advancing Understanding of Conservation on Rented Land” to mark Earth Day and call attention to the importance of speeding the implementation of conservation practices on rented farmland and ranchland in support of goals to improve and protect our environment.

Agri-PulseStabenow pushing for big boost in conservation, says Biden plan falls short
By Philip Brasher

(Subscriber Only) Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow says President Joe Biden’s $2.7 trillion infrastructure plan is “woefully inadequate” when it comes to funding for climate-friendly farming practices, and she’s pushing for a major increase in funding for conservation programs.

EOSWhy Rivers Need Their Floodplains
By Ellen Wohl

Floodplain storage of water, nutrients, and sediment is critical to sustaining river ecosystems but has been reduced by human activities.

E&E NewsBLM invites Mediterranean weevil to dine on Western weeds
By Scott Streater

(Subscriber Only) Federal land managers have tried almost everything to control yellow starthistle, an invasive weed that can ruin hiking trails, poison wild horses and damage the eyes of grazing cattle.

Daily MailDried-out reservoir photos show extent of drought in the southwest as up to 85 percent of California suffers 'exceptional' water shortages
By Adam Schrader

California farmers have started to question the future of farming as the San Joaquin Valley - which UC Davis claims is 'the most productive agricultural region in the world' - faces prolonged drought, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Albany HeraldUSDA to help fund two public/private projects in Georgia

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it is investing $330 million in 85 locally driven, public-private partnerships to address climate change, improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability, including two projects in Georgia.

My San AntonioNew bill proposes more jobs and investment in Texas wildlife
By Camille Sauers

A new bipartisan bill introduced to Congress — appropriately on Earth Day — seeks to bring thousands of new conservation jobs, and restore the habitats and futures of thousands of wildlife species across the nation — including the diverse flora and fauna of the Lone Star State.

Agri-PulseNew tool helps farmers monitor crop risk during wildfire season
By Amy Mayer

(Subscriber Only) Ahead of what could be another severe wildlife season, a new tool uses air quality and atmospheric data to give farmers up-to-the-minute information to monitor risks to their crops.

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