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Conservation Leaders Meet with Agriculture Secretary

By Katy Parker, executive director, Alabama Association of Conservation Districts In the last week of November, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue met twice with leaders in conservation. Perdue first met with the presidents of the conservation partnership organizations (National Association of Conservation Districts, National Association of State Conservation Agencies, National Association of Conservation District Employees Association,… Continue reading →

NACD Government Affairs Update

By Coleman Garrison As we enter the final month of 2017, there are several issues on NACD’s radar that we want you to be aware of: By the end of this week, Congress is expected to pass a bill to fund the federal government for two weeks and prevent a government shutdown from occurring on… Continue reading →

Did You Know? NACD has a Presidents Association

The NACD Presidents Association (PA) brings together former and current presidents of state/territory associations so that they may continue to contribute to the improvement of district, state, and national programs that promote natural resource conservation. Everyone who is serving or has served as a presi­dent of a state or territory association of conserva­tion districts is… Continue reading →

Conservation field day sparks stewardship in New York

By Caitlin Stewart Earlier this fall, the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District (HCSWCD) in upstate New York 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. The event drew 72 area students from Lake Pleasant, Wells, Long… Continue reading →

NCF-Envirothon gearing up for 2018 in Idaho

By Carly Burton I recently had the opportunity to travel to Pocatello, Idaho: the location of the 2018 NCF-Envirothon competition. Pocatello is a city sprinkled with hills (and mini-volcanoes that still steam!) nestled between mountains and flat farmland. It shares a portion of its land with the Fort Hall Indian Reservation and is known as… Continue reading →

New bill supports NACD policy on CRP grazing

By Edward Hutschenreuter Farmers with land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) may now have a new environmentally beneficial option for satisfying their contract requirements. On November 9, Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri introduced the “CRP Grazing Flexibility Act” (H.R. 4298), which would allow farmers to graze livestock on their enrolled CRP acreage as an… Continue reading →

New educational coloring book features tiny superhero of the soil

She’s a wee bit smaller than your typical superhero. But the creators of a new soil health-themed coloring book believe “Mighty Mini Microbe’s Tale” will encourage the next generation of real-life hero farmers, conservationists, and scientists to further unlock the secrets in the soil. The 24-page coloring book is produced by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation… Continue reading →

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