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2018 Farm Bill Breakdown: Urban Conservation

Urban agriculture is a small but growing sector of the agriculture industry. Urban producers face both challenges familiar to any farmer, like accessing land and credit, as well as challenges unique to the urban setting – like soil contamination. The 2018 Farm Bill included several provisions designed to increase urban agricultural production and tackle challenges… Continue reading →

District provides much needed post-fire support

Washington’s Cascadia Conservation District (CCD) is working with landowners and other partners on wildfire recovery efforts to mitigate the after-effects of wildfires. In December 2018, the conservation district gathered federal, state and local partners to hold a workshop focusing on post-wildfire recovery efforts from August’s Cougar Creek Fire that burned more than 45,000 acres. Fire… Continue reading →

TA grant helps get things moving in South Carolina

South Carolina’s Barnwell Soil and Water Conservation District (BSWCD) has been able to dig in to a backlog of Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) applications with the help of an NACD technical assistance grant. In 2018, when the district was awarded the grant, Bamberg and Barnwell counties had a backlog of more than 400 highly… Continue reading →

2018 Farm Bill Breakdown: Forestry

Now that President Donald Trump has signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law, NACD’s Government Affairs Team will be releasing a series of blog posts to break down the bill in more detail with the expected changes folks can expect on the ground as USDA works to implement the new law.  On December 20, 2018,… Continue reading →

Partnership puts turkeys back on the ground in New Hampshire

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) signed in August 2018 shows the commitment both organizations have to collaborate on future programs and activities, including wild turkey and habitat conservation projects, education and outreach and habitat restoration. “[The MOU] really solidifies a… Continue reading →

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