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  • Thu, 03/16/2017 - 5:09pm
    Workshop on Poplar Trees on 25 April. Toward Renewable Energy and Ecosystem Services by Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest Register here. Strategies for addressing climate change, water quality, and other environmental issues are needed in the PNW. The primary focus of the meeting is to explore using poplar tree plantings as a means of linking bioenergy and biomass production with ecosystem services to improve water, soil, air, climate, and wildlife habitat.
  • Sun, 03/26/2017 - 4:44pm
    NRCS in the News Wildfire Reports Kansas | Sen. Roberts: Picturesque Kansas Prairie Reduced to Blackness and Dust OFFICE OF SEN. PAT ROBERTS U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts today [March 9] surveyed damage from historical and unprecedented wildfires in Southwest Kansas. “I met with Vice President Pence yesterday and briefed him on the unprecedented amount of destruction Kansans have suffered, especially our farmers and ranchers in Clark County,” Roberts said. “To see one of the most picturesque Kansas... more
  • Sun, 03/26/2017 - 4:49pm
    NRCS in the News Wildfire Reports Oklahoma | Inhofe Holds Press Conference Addressing NW Oklahoma WildfiresOFFICE OF SEN. JIM INHOFEU.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe addressed wildfires affecting northwest Oklahoma at a press conference this morning [March 9] after surveying the damage caused by the fires. In his remarks, Inhofe said, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Natural Resources Conservation Service have resources available specifically for farmers, including emergency loans to help rebuild... more
  • Sun, 03/26/2017 - 4:52pm
    Wildfire Reports Photos & Video:Wildfires Scorch Hundreds of Square Miles in Kansas, 3 Other States OMAHA WORLD-HERALD
  • Sun, 03/26/2017 - 5:03pm
    NRCS in the News Wildfire Reports ASSOCIATED PRESS  |  Ranchers Assess Damage after Wildfires Kansas rancher Greg Gardiner got into some of his scorched pastures for the first time Wednesday and surveyed what he likened to a battle zone: carcasses of dead cattle everywhere. “It’s pretty much a catastrophe,” Gardiner said as he looked out on his ranch near Ashland, charred by wildfires that have burned through hundreds of acres in four states. “It’s as bad as a mind can make it.”
  • Sun, 03/26/2017 - 5:06pm
    NRCS in the NewsWildfire Reports Nebraska | Relief Efforts Head Toward Wildfire Areas AG UPDATEWhen disaster hits America’s ranches and farms, relief efforts aren’t far behind. Burt County, Neb., residents were among the scores of individuals and groups reaching out to help farmers and ranchers affected by the wildfires in Kansas and beyond.
  • Sun, 03/26/2017 - 5:19pm
    NRCS in the NewsWildfires HAYS POST | USDA Allocates $6M to Help Wildfire Victims in Western KS, OK and TX U.S. Senator Jerry Moran announced today [March 21] that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is allocating $6 million to help farmers and ranchers impacted by the wildfires which burned across western Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas this month. The funding, which is being made available through the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program, is... more
  • Sun, 03/26/2017 - 5:29pm
    NRCS in the NewsWildfire Reports BEEF PRODUCER |  Here’s How and Where to Help with Wildfire Relief If you want to help folks who have lost livestock, equipment, homes and lives in this spring’s huge round of wildfires, here's a list of access points for you.
  • Sun, 03/26/2017 - 5:32pm
    NRCS in the NewsWildfire Reports KansasAGWEB  | 3 Types of Wildfire Cattle: Healthy, Dead, or Need to Be EuthanizedVeterinarians and livestock producers are assessing more than antibiotic use in southwest Kansas where a blaze swept through the high plains earlier this month. Dr. Randall Spare, president of Ashland Veterinary Center, Inc., believes there were 3,000 to 6,000 cattle that died in his area, not including baby calves, but they are still counting losses. RELATED POSTS >> | AGWEB... more
  • Sun, 03/26/2017 - 5:37pm
    NRCS in the NewsWildfire Reports Post-Brushfire Strategies OfferedWESTERN FARMER-STOCKMAN Shocking images of brushfires tearing across the West recently are a vivid reminder that dry conditions can create big troubles — and losses — for farms and ranches. As farmers and ranchers pick up the pieces, Colorado State University Extension offers some tactics to help keep that land productive, these include cover crops and no-till.