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monarch habitat eqip deadline friday!

There is a deadline this Friday for getting signed up for a special Monarch Habitat EQIP contract that’s very different from the normal.  You don’t have to be a producer, it’s not a rental payment but an incentive for seeding so it’s a one-time payment.  153 more words

Plants for Pollinators in Oregon

This brochure was written by the National Resources Conservation Service. It is organized into three main sections.

  • First, it outlines general steps for enhancing habitat for pollinators.
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What Lies Beneath The Soil

This week NRCS State Agronomist Gordon Mikell dug a soil pit in Dillon as part of a cover crop field day at Carl Coleman’s farm.  Gordon’s aim was to create a visual for those in attendance to see what lies beneath the soil surface.   439 more words

Cover Crops

Rick Haney, gangly and garrulous, paces in front of a congregation of government conservationists, working the room for laughs before he gets to the hard data. 282 more words

NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG)

The NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) is accepting until May 10. There is a 50% match requirements.

Intertribal agriculture counsel is partnering with NRCD to host a webinar on CIG on March 31 at 3 PM Eastern: 6 more words

Funding Opportunity

USDA Invests $150 Million in CSP

Any farmer struggling after the horrific 2015 growing season should take a look at the Conservation Stewardship Program with the NRCS.  This program is designed to give farmers financial assistance to carry out conservation practices in their farming operations.   537 more words

Congratulations! Petroleum County Producers Win Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) honored conservation leaders at an awards banquet during the 2016 NACD Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada.

Lee McDaniel, NACD president, left, and Jason Weller, NRCS chief, right, present Larry “Skip” and Diane Ahlgren of Winnett, Mont., with the Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award. 168 more words
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