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NACD Blog: Montana CDs play critical role in wildfire recovery

Wildfires continue to take their toll across the West, sweeping through forests, grasslands, and communities. A long list of cooperative partners are helping communities in and around Jordan, Montana, recover from wildfires, with the Garfield Conservation District leading the effort.

NACD Blog: Did You Know? National Conservation Planning Partnership

Did you know that NCPP has developed a strategy that ensures conservation field staff have the right expertise, are stationed in the right locations, and have enough time to work one-on-one with our diverse customer base?

NACD Blog: Meet NACD’s fall intern: Edward Hutschenreuter

Having the opportunity to work with NACD is an amazing experience that is helping me fulfill my aspirations and goals. I am looking forward to learning as much as possible while working alongside others who share the same passion for environmental conservation as I do.

Case studies show big economic benefits of soil health practices via High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal

Soil health practices such as cover crops and no-till can result in an economic return of over $100 per acre, according to a set of case studies jointly released by the National Association of Conservation Districts and Datu Research, LLC.

House Ag listening session heavy on conservation, risk management talk via Agri-Pulse

A number of speakers also urged the committee to do what it could to support conservation programs through the legislation. Some pushed for an increase to the Conservation Reserve Program’s acreage cap – 40 million acres, to be specific. Others just said that the programs are good policy and deserve the committee’s support.

Feds to Give $2.6 Million to Help Bolster Virginia's Coast via U.S. News and World Report

The federal government is giving Virginia nearly $2.7 million to help manage its coastline. The money will help reduce flooding and pollution while improving fisheries and wildlife habitats.

Harvey Hits Hard: Texas Agriculture Gets Body Blow from Harvey via DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Widespread, heavy, and possibly record rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey inundated southeastern Texas. Southeast Texas agriculture has extensive damage in store from the impact of Harvey-related rain; however, quantifying will take some time.

Young farmers face greatest drought problems via The Jamestown Sun

Farmers told Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., that this year's drought and low commodity prices may reduce the number of young farmers operating in the state.

Two Senators, Two Parties, One River, Similar Message via Roll Call

Both McConnell and Donnelly took jabs at the so-called Waters of the United States rule, commonly referred to as WOTUS, but in much different ways. McConnell said the rule was on its “way to the ash heap of history,” while Donnelly called for a more ground-up approach to the regulation that would put local farmers more in charge.

Illinois strategy showcases collaborative efforts to reduce nutrient loads to Illinois rivers and streams via RiverBender.com

Illinois’ Strategy provides a framework for reducing both point and non-point nutrient losses to improve our state’s overall water quality, as well as the quality of water leaving the state and making its way down the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline announces initiative to establish pollinator habitats along proposed route via The News and Advance

The proposed 600-mile, three-state Atlantic Coast Pipeline announced it is seeking to address the global crisis of declining pollinator populations by creating pollinator habitats along the route of the proposed pipeline.

Farmers partner to reduce phosphorus loss via AgriNews

What do farmers do when they are in one of top three watersheds in Illinois yielding the most phosphorus? Thanks to a unique partnership, some of them are getting to work to reduce the phosphorus lost from their 617,000 acres that drain into the Macoupin River and eventually to the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico.

Oregon’s wildfires have burned over 300,000 acres and cost of firefighting has surpassed $100 million via The Register-Guard

The large fires in Oregon have cost the state and federal agencies a combined $100 million to fight so far. Separately, the state Department of Forestry has spent just under $14.3 million this year on fighting fires.

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