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The importance of urban forests is becoming increasingly apparent. Lowered heat island effect, greater well-being, and lower utility costs just being a few advantages. The Spokane Conservation District (SCD) in Washington has been involved in forestry work for decades but began increasing its scope to include urban forest issues about 16 years ago. Its wide range of projects addresses various topics, including education, inequality, and fire mitigation.
Producers, feeders, and other stakeholders who want a better understanding of factors that contribute to the market value of cattle, and how these factors can inform marketing and production decisions, can join us at three upcoming in-person events at the USDA Cattle and Carcass Training Centers (CCTC).
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Texas is announcing an additional Fiscal Year 2023 sign-up for the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) offered through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
This committee recommends solutions to challenges faced by minority farmers and ranchers, and is part of USDA’s commitment to advance equity for all, especially for farmers and producers in underserved communities.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in New Jersey is extending the sign-up date for the previously announced Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) funding for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Applications now received by May 1, 2023 will be eligible for FY23 funding.
While there are plenty of reasons for farmers to consider using cover crops, it can sometimes be a challenge knowing where to start and which factors to keep in mind to ensure the best results for the investment.
Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that farmers are twice as likely as people in other occupations to die by suicide. UDAF just launched its AG Stress Assistance Program (ASAP) to combat this rising issue.
Agriculture is a difficult industry to break into, especially for young farmers just starting out. The upfront investment can be daunting. Farms can cost $1 million or more, and that’s beyond what many aspiring farmers can come up with.
Regenerative agriculture is a collection of agricultural concepts and methods that emphasize soil properties while taking conservation efforts, fertilizers use, and other aspects into account. Its goal is to enhance and repair the farm's entire ecosystem.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for grants until May 26, 2023, to fund Montana projects that could stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies.
Thanks to a state grant, the Franklin Conservation District is partnering with three towns to support pollinators, improve soil health and beautify the region by converting mowed spaces into native plant gardens and meadows.