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A Few Pennsylvania Acres in Conservation Makes a Big Splash in the Chesapeake Bay

Roger and Kandy Rohrer and their children know that even small changes on their farm help clean up important natural resources not far away. The family farms in Pennsylvania’s rural Lancaster County. The Rohrers have noticed tremendous environmental benefits on … Continue reading

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Virginia Producer uses USDA Conservation Program to Protect Livestock

Farming is a risky business and like most, Virginia producer Melvin “Max” Whitlock has experienced his fair share of livestock losses. Over the course of the last several years, Whitlock had the misfortune of losing two calves to the marshy … Continue reading

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USDA Helps Fifth-Generation Tree Farm Recover from Hurricane Katrina

On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast flattening Marilyn Sheridan’s fifth-generation virgin timber farm near Bogalusa in Washington Parish, Louisiana. The aftermath of this tropical storm left residents like Sheridan in desperate need of assistance. … Continue reading

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USDA Conservation Program Credited with Keeping Sage-Grouse Off Endangered List

Conservation Reserve Program Yielding Results in Washington State  Editor’s note: The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife assisted with the development of this article. Washington state’s sage-grouse population has been on the decline since 1985, but for the past … Continue reading

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USDA Conservation Program Helps Reduce Flooding Concerns along Tennessee’s Red River

Like every farmer, Brendan Finucane needs rain to transform the seeds he plants into a bountiful harvest.  For Finucane, and others who farm along the Red River in Tennessee’s northeast Robertson County, too much rain during the growing season brings … Continue reading

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USDA Conservation Program Keeping Puerto Rico Water Sources Clean

Moises Velez-Santiago has been farming in Puerto Rico nearly three decades and understands the important role farming can play in protecting water quality for the island’s 3.5 million residents. Through the USDA Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), … Continue reading

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USDA Conservation Program Expands Pollinator Habitat in Michigan

By:  Brian Buehler, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Public Affairs Specialist Paul and Becky Rogers enjoy much more than flowers on their land in Kent County after converting 14 acres to native pollinator habitat eight years ago through the USDA Farm … Continue reading

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Farm Family Doing their Part to Help Protect Top Trout Stream in Connecticut

Windham County farmers, William III and Sally Ireland, know they are fortunate to live so close to one of the state’s top trout streams that runs nearly 18 miles through northeastern Connecticut. The Natchaug River is a trophy trout stream, … Continue reading

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Preserving Farmland Through Conservation

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USDA Partners to Usher in a New Era in Conservation

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow this week to launch a new conservation effort with a focus on public-private partnership. “We’re giving private companies, local communities, and other non-government partners a way to invest in … Continue reading

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