CONCORD, N.H.—New Hampshire state agencies are showcasing national Farm Bill success stories.
Glenn Normandeau of the state Fish and Game Department says the programs help preserve natural resources, rural heritage and economic vitality. They protect soil and water quality, wildlife habitat and sustained agriculture.
The Farm Bill is up for reauthorization next year, so state officials on Monday are giving media tours of Farm Bill projects in the state.
They include visits to the Forest Society's Hills Tract in Durham to improve habitat for the endangered New England cottontail; the Emery Farm in Durham which was protected as conservation land in 2006; the Tuckaway Farm in Lee that relies on food and fuel systems that return carbon to the soil; and Old Mill Properties in Lee, a preserved aquifer.