USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants producers in two counties to know that May 31 is the deadline to apply for wetland reserve easement through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP).
Conserve Alabama is a new effort in the state to work with communities to conserve Alabama’s natural resources. Charles Holmes, Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee Board Member and Perry County farmer, told me he is proud of this effort.
In this week’s recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast, we have more information concerning the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), about losses with honey bees, how USDA is helping military veterans transition to careers in Agriculture, losses from citrus greening Read the rest of this entry »
One topic we are hearing a lot about is GMO labeling, and many in agriculture have concerns with individual state laws instead of a national policy. Chris Galen, senior vice-president of communications with the National Milk Producers Federation, says the science is very clear when it comes to GMO’s but not all agree with it.
Florida Agricultural Land Owners are being reminded if you are interested in applying for Conservation Program Funding through the state’s Rural and Family Lands Protection Program, you have until Monday, May 16 to do so.