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Partnerships

EPA Region 4 employees tour a microalgae laboratory at the University of Georgia.

EPA Region 4 employees tour a microalgae laboratory at the University of Georgia.

EPA Region 4 works closely with many partners to achieve shared environmental goals with agriculture:

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U.S. Department of Agriculture

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

NRCS is the primary federal agency that works with private landowners to help them conserve, maintain and improve their natural resources. The Agency emphasizes voluntary, science-based conservation; technical assistance; partnerships; incentive-based programs; and cooperative problem solving at the community level. Each state in Region 4 has a NRCS state office.


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Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES)

CSREES is an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  CSREES' unique mission is to advance knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being, and communities by supporting research, education, and extension programs in the Land-Grant University System and other partner organizations. CSREES doesn't perform actual research, education, and extension but rather helps fund it at the state and local level and provides program leadership in these areas.

CSREES collaborates or has formal working partnerships with many institutions and individuals. Our key partners are the institutions of higher learning making up the Land-Grant University System.

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Agriculture Research Service (ARS)

The ARS works to ensure that Americans have reliable, adequate supplies of high-quality food and other agricultural products.  ARS accomplishes its goals through scientific discoveries that help solve problems in crop and livestock production and protection, human nutrition, and the interaction of agriculture and the environment.  ARS has locations in seven of the Region 4 states.

Alabama
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Mississippi
North Carolina
South Carolina

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National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS)

NASS provides timely, accurate, and useful statistics for agriculture in the United States.  It is are responsible for conducting monthly and annual surveys and preparing official USDA data and estimates of production, supply, prices, and other information necessary to maintain orderly agricultural operations. NASS also conducts the census of agriculture which is currently conducted every 5 years. NASS provides agricultural statistics for each state as well as for the Nation.

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Farm Services Agency (FSA)

FSA administers the farm commodity, crop insurance, credit, environmental, conservation and emergency assistance programs for farmers and ranchers. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of the agricultural industry and to help farmers adjust production to meet demand. Economically, the desired result of these programs is a steady price range for agricultural commodities for both farmers and consumers. Each state in Region 4 has an FSA state office.

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State Departments of Agriculture

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State Environmental Agencies

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Other Important Partners

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