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Forever Florida, St. Johns Proposals Get Senate Backing

Dan Environment, Florida

Measures that would double Gov. Rick Scott’s spending request for the Florida Forever conservation program and earmark money to improve the St. Johns River continued to move easily through the Senate on Thursday. The Senate Environment and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee unanimously backed a proposal (SB 370) to designate $100 million a year for Florida Forever. Also, it approved a …


Florida NRCS Providing Assistance to Producers Affected by Irma

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

If you are an agricultural producer in the state of Florida, and suffered damage on your farm or ranch from Hurricane Irma, then you are encouraged to participate in a special signup. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida is conducting a sign up until December 28 to provide both financial and technical assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives …


EPA Given More Time to Implement Manure Air Emissions Reporting

Dan Cattle, Environment, Industry News Release, Livestock

A federal court is giving the EPA more time to implement a controversial manure air emissions reporting requirement that has the livestock industry crying ‘foul.’ The National Pork Producers Association backed the EPA in the agency’s request to the US Court of Appeals for DC last month for more time to comply with the court’s air emissions reporting order. NPPC’s …


British Geological Survey: Farm Nitrates are Polluting the Earth

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

A study from across the pond claims farm fertilizers are polluting the rocks beneath our feet, and may lead to severe global consequences. Researchers at the British Geological Survey claim nitrates from fertilizers could have severe global-scale consequences for rivers, water supplies, human health and the economy. As the nitrates settle into the earth, the researchers say it will be …


China Phasing Out More Pesticides in Push for Food Safety

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

China will begin eliminating the use of 12 pesticides over the next five years as it looks to improve safety of farm produce. The move comes amid an ongoing campaign to improve the environment and tackle soil pollution, according to Reuters. China has already withdrawn 22 of what the nation classifies as highly toxic pesticides from farm use, and it …


EQIP Funding Sign Up for Florida Producers Affected by Irma

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida wants to remind agricultural producers in the state that a special Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) signup is underway to help producers who suffered damage from Hurricane Irma. This signup, which runs until December 28th, is to receive both financial and technical assistance for conservation practices designed to specifically address natural …


Natural Household Cleaning Ingredients

Dan Environment, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has the five all natural ingredients you can use for any household cleaning project.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Natural Household Cleaning Ingredients Who doesn’t want to help save the environment and while doing so, saving a few bucks. When it comes to cleaning, especially inside our homes or shops, making all-natural cleaning products is …