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October 28, 2019by ncdea

SOUTH DAKOTA, Beadle CD – Partners in a new regenerative agriculture demonstration farm being established on 310 acres south of Huron want to illustrate the benefits of soil health practices on cropland that landowners may not have tried, the organizations two leaders said Tuesday.

Ducks Unlimited and conservation districts were born out of the crisis of the 1930s Dust Bowl days, Putnam, a former congressman from Florida, said.
“It was a time when the landscape looked a lot different than it does today, he said.

“Regenerative agriculture brings conservation and agriculture together to benefit both a producer’s operation and wildlife,” Putnam said.

Beadle Conservation District will own the property and it will be managed by a steering committee with representatives from Ducks Unlimited, NRCS and Beadle Conservation District.

Source: Huron Plainsman | Partners form new demonstration farm



October 28, 2019by ncdea

WASHINGTON, Skagit CD – The Skagit County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday morning a tax to help pay for the Skagit Conservation District’s services, which include forestry, education and assistance to farm owners.

Property owners in Skagit County will pay $5 a parcel a year, forest land owners $3 a parcel, and agricultural land owners $1 a parcel. The tax will begin in 2020 and end after five years, unless renewed.

Conservation District Manager Bill Blake said the tax will generate about $274,000 a year and pay for a full-time forester, cost-share projects to help farmers manage their land, volunteer training programs and more.

Source: County approves tax to aid conservation district | Local News | goskagit.com



October 28, 2019by ncdea

WASHINGTON, Skagit CD – Eighty volunteers showed up to an ocean shoreline in northern Washington to plant trees that will enhance salmon habitat.

The Skagit Valley Herald reports the volunteers Saturday planted 1,400 native Sitka spruce, crabapple and shore pine on a 3-acre (1.2-hectare) strip on March Point southeast of Anacortes.

The event was hosted by the Skagit Conservation District as part of the second annual Orca Recovery Day.

Source: Volunteers plant trees along Washington pocket estuary to aid salmon | KOMO


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