WASHINGTON, December 3, 2018 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today the appointment of Matthew J. “Matt” Lohr to serve as Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). In his role, Lohr will provide leadership for NRCS and its mission to […]
OREGON — Congratulations to Lisa Hanson, Deputy Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), who was recently selected by the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) for its 2018 James A. Graham Award for Outstanding Service to Agriculture. A committee of NASDA members, staff and […]
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is working with partners through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program to provide financial and technical assistance for landowners and producers wanting to improve water quality and salmon habitat in the Puget Sound…For more information, contact Meghan Adamire, […]
OREGON – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is teaming up with the Columbia Soil and Water Conservation District, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to develop a watershed plan that would improve water quality and enhance fish and wildlife habitat within a portion of […]
WASHINGTON – Washington State University and Cascadia Conservation District are inviting pear growers to apply to be part of a demonstration project looking into ways to increase fruit quality and improve irrigation efficiency. If selected, participants will receive up to $10,000 in cost share for irrigation system improvements […]
WASHINGTON – A $200,000 grant will fund a project that will use microbial source tracking to find out where the fecal coliform bacteria contamination in Pierce County shellfish is coming from. A project funded by the State Conservation Commission will trace fecal contamination back to its source, be […]
OREGON – Explore Oregon’s vast agricultural diversity with our interactive map!
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) was built, quite literally, from the ground up. Originally known as the Soil Erosion Service in 1933 then the Soil Conservation Service starting in April of 1935, the agency was created in response to the high rates of soil erosion seen across […]