NRCS Arizona is making an extra effort to show Arizona
agricultural producers how conservation planning can help your land's natural
resources. We are encouraging farmers and ranchers to
request help developing a conservation plan. Creating a conservation plan is a
free service from our experts in conserving water, improving air quality, and
reducing soil erosion. Itís your plan to use as you wish Ė a guide to using your
natural resources more efficiently.
Among the findings in the Basin Outlook Report, the Salt River basin
snowpack was measured at 29 percent of the 30-year median; the Verde
River basin at 71 percent of median; the San Francisco-Upper Gila basin
at 29 percent of median; and the southern headwaters of the Little
Colorado River basin had 53 percent of median snowpack. In the Chuska
Mountains of northeastern Arizona, snowpack conditions were measured at
73 percent of median.
2008 Farm Bill continues to
address the unique circumstances and concerns of socially disadvantaged
farmers and ranchers, as well as beginning and limited resource farmers
and ranchers. It provides for voluntary participation, offers
incentives, and focuses on equity in accessing U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) programs and services. Learn more...
The Natural Resources Conservation Service provides leadership
in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain, and improve our natural
resources and environment.