USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
March 24, 2015 By Peaks to Prairies
Agriculture

NRCS offers voluntary programs to eligible landowners and agricultural producers to provide financial and technical assistance to help manage natural resources in a sustainable manner.  Through these programs the agency approves contracts to provide financial assistance to help plan and …

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
March 24, 2015 By Peaks to Prairies
Agriculture

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) conducts hundreds of surveys every year and prepares reports covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture. Production and supplies of food and fiber, prices paid and received by farmers, farm labor and wages, …

USDA Economic Research Service
March 24, 2015 By Peaks to Prairies
Agriculture

The ERS mission is to inform and enhance public and private decision making on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural development. With over 300 employees, The Economic Research Service is a primary source of …

Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable
March 24, 2015 By Peaks to Prairies
Agriculture
The Sustainable Rangelands Roundtable (SRR):
  • Focuses on identification of social, ecological, and economic indicators of Rangeland Sustainability.
  • Promotes understanding among diverse interest groups, and private and public organizations and agencies.
  • Includes representatives from non-governmental organizations, public and private land management
Roundtable on Sustainable Forests
March 24, 2015 By Peaks to Prairies
Agriculture

The Sustainable Forests Roundtable (SFR) believes that progress toward sustainable forests requires the emergence and “unleashing” of champions, national and local leaders who are willing to step out and lead the dialogue, assessment, reporting and application of sustainable forest management …

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
March 24, 2015 By Peaks to Prairies
Agriculture

At NREL, we focus on creative answers to today’s energy challenges. From breakthroughs in fundamental science to new clean technologies to integrated energy systems that power our lives, NREL researchers are transforming the way the nation and the world use …