Conservation Assistance Helps Florida Farmers, Ranchers in 11 Counties

Clint Thompson Climate Change, Florida

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida is accepting applications from agricultural producers until June 15 for a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project that improves climate resiliency. NRCS will provide financial and technical assistance to eligible farmers and landowners toward conservation practices that improve natural resources in 11 Florida counties through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Producers …

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50th Anniversary of Earth Day Stresses Climate Change, Health

Dan Climate Change, Environment, Florida

(UF/IFAS) — Cooped up inside during the novel coronavirus quarantine? Go for a walk. As you amble outside your home, bear in mind the effort required to preserve the beauty around you, says a UF/IFAS Extension regional sustainability agent. That message from Ramona Madhosingh-Hector resonates, especially as we near April 22, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. This year, Earth …

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Climate Change May Increase Federal Crop Insurance Cost

Dan Climate Change, Economy

(NAFB) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service looked into the ways that climate change could affect the cost of the Federal Crop Insurance Program (FCIP). Researchers worked with statistical models to predict crop yields from historical weather data. They used weather simulations from climate models to build scenarios showing how yields might respond to climate change. Economic …

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Sierra Club Says Addressing Climate Change Urgent

Dan Climate Change, Environment, Industry News Release, Lake Okeechobee, Water

(NSF) — Sierra Club Florida Chapter Director Frank Jackalone warned Friday that time is running short as the state faces the consequences of climate change. “It’s just one minute to midnight in Florida, because the state is at ground zero for sea-level rise,” Jackalone told reporters in Tallahassee as he discussed environmental issues for the upcoming 2020 legislative session and other …

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Commissioner Nikki Fried Unveils Major Energy & Climate Legislative Package

Dan Climate Change, Energy, Environment, Florida, Industry News Release

Tampa, FL (FDACS-Oct. 3, 2019) — Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried unveiled an ambitious legislative package of bills to address energy efficiency, climate change, resiliency, and clean energy research. Speaking at a press conference in Tampa alongside U.S. Representative Kathy Castor, U.S. Representative Charlie Crist, and State Representative Margaret Good, Fried highlighted the urgency with which Florida and the nation must address energy and climate issues. The …

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Fried to Roll Out Climate Change Priorities

Dan Climate Change, Drought, Drought, Environment, Florida, Industry News Release, Water

(NSF-Oct. 2, 2019) — Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on Thursday plans to roll out legislative priorities focused on climate change. Warning of greater coastal flooding and more powerful hurricanes, the package will address issues such as renewable energy, farm resilience, climate adaptation, new funding sources and financial incentives, Fried said Wednesday as she helped open the Florida Energy and Climate …