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Alabama Signup Batching Deadline Nearing for Conservation Programs

Dan Alabama, Environment, USDA-NRCS

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants to remind producers that Jan. 25 is the signup batching deadline for fiscal year 2019 funding for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and the Conservation Stewardship Program. 

Through RCPP, Sustainable Forestry and Landowner Retention (U.S. Endowment) will assist historically underserved forest landowners in select counties in west Alabama to implement forestry related practices. Also, Alabama Soil Health, a collaborative effort between NRCS and the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee, will help landowners in selected counties improve soil health by enhancing their current conservation efforts.

Applications for these programs are accepted on a continuous basis, but selecting applications for funding is completed periodically through batching periods with specific cutoff dates.

For more information about NRCS and its programs, visit your local USDA Service Center or go to the Alabama NRCS website (www.al.nrcs.usda.gov).