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NACD Blog: NCF-Envirothon gearing up for 2018 in Idaho

NACD’s Carly Burton recently had the opportunity to travel to Pocatello, Idaho: the location of the 2018 NCF-Envirothon competition.

NACD Blog: Conservation field day sparks stewardship in New York
Earlier this fall, the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District (HCSWCD) hosted its 38th annual Lynn Galusha Memorial Conservation Field Day to encourage fifth and sixth graders to become the future stewards of our natural resources.

USDA Provides More Than $10 Million to Help Caribbean Area Farmers Recover Following Hurricanes via STL News

USDA’s NRCS is providing $10.9 million in technical and financial assistance to help farmers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands repair damage and rebuild following hurricanes Irma and María.

Iowa Farmers Using Cover Crops May Be Eligible for Crop Insurance Premium Reduction via KMCH

Iowa Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced a new program aimed at increasing acres of cover crops in the state. Iowa farmers who plant cover crops this fall (2017) may be eligible for a $5 per acre premium reduction on their crop insurance in 2018.

Chesapeake Bay funding could get a big boost under new farm bills via Daily Press

The Chesapeake Bay Farm Bill Enhancements Act of 2017 would triple the amount of conservation funds available for the bay and other regions from $100 million to $300 million, increase mandatory funding for the bay, and enhance agricultural conservation efforts.

California lawmakers upset that wildfire money is left out of White House's disaster aid request via Los Angeles Times

California lawmakers asked the White House for $7.4 billion to help residents recover from the wildfires that began in early October. None of that money was included in the Trump administration’s package.

Sandhill cranes bounce back from brink as migration over Illinois to peak next week via Chicago Tribune

Once nearly vanished from the Midwest, sandhill cranes have bounced back and returned by the thousands. The biggest boost for the sandhill cranes’ re-emergence in the region is the conservation and restoration of wetlands, marshes, and prairies, the birds’ preferred habitat for nesting and breeding.

Grants for Nevada school gardens awarded via Nevada Appeal

A total of 48 Nevada schools in five counties have been awarded grants to support school garden projects.

Balancing border security with conserving fragile landscapes not easy via AZ Central

The roads and the damage to the land have intensified the debate over border security and preservation of some of the Southwest's most diverse, yet vulnerable, environmental settings.

Investigators point to fungicides as one reason for bumblebee declines via Michigan Radio

In a new study, McArt found that fungicides could be playing a role in the declines of four species of bumblebees.

Florida agriculture still reeling from Irma damage, relief sought via Palm Beach Post

Mike Joyner, Florida Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture, told 150 people at the event that Florida’s Congressional delegation has been working on a hurricane relief plan to help farmers and nursery growers to recover from their losses.

Farm runoff and the worsening algae plague via ABC News

Harmful algae blooms have become a top water polluter, fueled by fertilizers washing into lakes, streams, and oceans. Federal and state programs have spent billions of dollars on cost-sharing payments to farmers to help prevent nutrient runoff, yet the problem is worsening in many places.

The Turkeys Not on Your Plate: They’re Out Back, Climbing the Roof via The New York Times

It turns out that genuine, free-range wild turkeys are increasingly finding their free range to include suburbs from New England to California and lots of spots between.

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