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Natural Resources Conservation Service

Natural resources conservation service

■ Introduction

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) was created in 1994 by a reorganization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It succeeded the former Soil Conservation Service, a USDA agency established by the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act of 1935, and combined its functions with various conservation programs previously administered by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) and the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA).

The NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to conserve natural resources. It works primarily with farmers and ranchers on private lands but also ...

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