USDA Working to Strengthen Agriculture

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Since 2009, USDA has worked to strengthen and support American agriculture, an industry that supports one in 11 American jobs, provides American consumers with more than 80 percent of the food we consume, ensures that Americans spend less of their paychecks at the grocery store than most people in other countries, and supports markets for homegrown renewable energy and materials. …

Alabama NRCS Helping Farmers Install Water Quality Monitors

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USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama wants to remind producers that funds are available to help install edge-of-field stations that monitor water quality as it leaves their fields. This program, through the National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI), is for six watersheds in Alabama that run into Guntersville Lake.