Every year, agriculture contributes an estimated 60 to 80 percent of delivered nitrogen and 49 to 60 percent of delivered phosphorous in the Gulf of Mexico. Nitrogen in waters can cause rapid and dense growth of algae and aquatic plants, leading to degradation in water quality as found in the hypoxic zone of the Gulf of Mexico, where excess nutrients have depleted oxygen needed to support marine life. Read more
NRCS is proud to introduce Conservation Client Gateway, a secure new website that lets you work with NRCS online, when it is most convenient for you. Request technical assistance; Apply for financial assistance; Sign documents; Track payments and more. Conservation assistance is just a click away! Read more
With a new grant, the Great Lakes Protection Fund is supporting the IPM Institute of North America to expand its pioneering collaboration with ag retailers throughout the Great Lakes Basin. This expansion of the Partnership for Ag Resource Management project is based on a successful pilot implemented in the Sandusky River Watershed in Ohio. Read more
Researchers from Arizona State University, along with more than 40 other scientists, engineers, technical experts and policy makers from around the world, are convening in Washington, D.C., May 18-21 to study ways to create a sustainable phosphorus (P) fertilizer system.