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Application Period Open for RCPP

Dan USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced the launch of the updated Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Potential partners are encouraged to submit proposals that will improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. RCPP eligible partners include private industry, non-government organizations, Indian tribes, state and local governments, water districts and universities. …

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Florida NRCS to Conduct RCPP Workshops

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced the launch of the updated Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Potential partners are encouraged to submit proposals that will improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. RCPP eligible partners include private industry, non-government organizations, Indian tribes, state and local governments, water districts and universities. …

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Alabama Extension Offers Flood Resources for Food Crop Growers

Dan General

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, AL (ACES-September 19, 2019) — Hurricane Dorian dumped rainfall along the East Coast and many are left dealing with floodwaters and crop damage—especially food crop producers. Kristin Woods, an Alabama Extension regional food safety agent, said food crop producers are in a situation that is relatively rare. “Preparing for or reacting to flooding in terms of keeping food …

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Florida Cabinet Could Ok Conserving 8100 Acres

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release

(NSF) — Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Cabinet next week are scheduled to consider land deals that could help conserve more than 8,100 acres in Walton and Putnam counties. The three proposed deals, which involve the state purchasing conservation easements, would cost about $7.6 million. Conservation easements restrict future development while often allowing landowners to continue using property for …

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Plains Peanut Festival Celebrates Peanut Harvest and Honors 39th President

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

TIFTON, GA (GPC-September 18, 2019) — The 23rd annual Plains Peanut Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28 in Plains, Georgia, home of President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter. The event highlights the harvest of its cash crop, peanuts, which has big potential across the globe by providing a sustainable and nutritious product and fighting malnutrition. Georgia leads …

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NCBA Announces Leadership Changes

Dan Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

DENVER (NCBA-Sept. 18, 2019) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) announced two significant leadership changes. The NCBA Executive Committee of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association confirmed Colin Woodall to serve as the association’s new Chief Executive Officer. Woodall, who was named this morning after an exhaustive national search, managed NCBA’s efforts in Washington, D.C., for more than a decade. …

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NCBA Updates USMCA Progress

Dan Beef, Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Director of International Trade and Market Access Kent Bacus joined the Beltway Beef podcast last week to talk about the new USMCA trade agreement that is being debated by legislators. Bacus said a lot of positive work was done between the two sides during the last break.

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New Tool Improves Beekeepers’ Overwintering Odds and Bottom Line

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Pollinators

TUCSON, ARIZONA (ARS – September 18, 2019) — A new tool from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) can predict the odds that honey bee colonies overwintered in cold storage will be large enough to rent for almond pollination in February. Identifying which colonies will not be worth spending dollars to overwinter can improve beekeepers’ bottom line. Beekeepers have been losing …