A farming revolution is spreading across Virginia. Crop producers are switching to continuous no-till systems; livestock farmers are switching to rotational grazing. Both approaches save the farmer time and money. They also benefit the land, restoring soil health and dramatically cutting runoff and erosion. The net result is more profitable and productive farms—and better water quality downstream. >> Read more, watch videos
Led by NRCS, our project brings together a coaltion dedicated to improving the economic and environmental sustainability of Virginia agriculture. A core belief uniting us is that the long-term health of our rural economies and water quality will ultimately depend on how well we take care of our soil. Read More…
Please join USDA-NRCS and partners for an engaging demonstration of The Bundled Benefits of Soil Health Thursday, September 18, 3:00 pm This event will include: an in-person demonstration of best management practices currently being used across the country followed by an interactive discussion of the benefits of voluntary, incentive based conservation programs to both agriculture and […]
These stories illustrate how conservation practices like continuous no-till crop farming and rotational grazing can make Virginia’s farms more productive and sustainable while improving water quality.
Matt Lohr, Commissioner
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services