In years past, Double El has hosted an annual Local Work Group meeting. These meetings provide landowners an opportunity to provide recommendations on our local resource concerns & priorities, and help ensure the USDA’s local programs are meeting the current needs of our conservation district’s landowners and managers. Due to COVID, we are unable to […]
While spring season means we are on the lookout for noxious weeds, it’s all the time of year to supplement or add back in native plants that are beneficial to our pollinators. “Three-fourths of the world’s flowering plants and about 35 percent of the world’s food crops depend on animal pollinators to reproduce. More than […]
Double El & Agate Conservation Districts’ office is located in a USDA service center. As such, the building must follow certain protocols as established by the federal agencies. We are still open for business, and you can connect with us via phone or email if you prefer. Notifications of pending or mandated closure of office […]
Why is the USDA conducting this survey? Local irrigation organizations make critical investments and operational decisions with a large influence on agricultural water management. The Survey of Irrigation Organizations will provide a greater understanding of the choices that these organizations make, the constraints that they face, and how this influences agricultural drought resilience. Over the […]
Plains prickly pear can be a troublesome plant on rangelands and overgrazed areas. Animals will not graze around cactus and much forage can be lost in a pasture that has a significant amount of prickly pear. Once established, it will continue to spread, particularly if overgrazing occurs. Within a couple years, cactus will be the […]
View and download fact sheets provided for the top most commonly found noxious weeds in our area, including pictures to aide in identification.