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Government Documents - Department of Agriculture: Natural Resources Conservation Service

Guide to our holdings of publications of the USDA and its subsidiary agencies related to agriculture, farming, production, imports and exports, prices, research and development, farmer cooperatives, and related topics.

Covers of USDA publications

About the agency

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) began as the Soil Erosion Service during the Great Depression. In 1935, with passage of the Soil Conservation Act, the Soil Conservation Service was established. Its name changed to NRCS in 1994. NCRS provides assistance to farmers and ranchers to help them practice soil conservation.

Internet resources

NCRS Video

Our holdings

Contoured farmlandGovernment Documents provides access to many NRCS publications, including the following series:

Soil surveys of every county in the U.S. (A 57.38:)

Soil conservation (A 57.9:)

We also have general publications, handbooks, pamphlets, and other documents produced by NRCS. In addition, we have Congressional reports, documents, committee hearings, and prints related to erosion and soil conservation. Search for these using ProQuest Congressional (UHM login required).

The Map Collection has some aerial photographs done by the NRCS.

Subject Guide

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