Florida NRCS Reminds Hispanic and Women Farmers of Deadline

Randall Weiseman Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Peanuts, Poultry, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, USDA-NRCS, Vegetables

The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida wants to remind Hispanic and Women farmers and ranchers about the upcoming deadline to file a claim. Lillian Salerno, Acting Administrator for USDA’s Rural Business Services Agency says that any Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades have until March 25 to file. Download Audio …

Local District Conservationist Meets Commodity Classic Attendees

Gary Cooper Corn, Field Crops, Florida, General, Soybeans, USDA-NRCS

District Conservationist Chuck O’Rourke from the Kissimmee, Florida office of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) got the draw to represent NRCS at this week’s huge Commodity Classic Convention Trade Show held in his local area. We ask Chuck what his primary message is for these visiting corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum growers, and about present sign-ups and other initiatives …

Sequestration Impact On USDA/NRCS Budget Could Be $220M

Gary Cooper Alabama, Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Citrus Expo News, Corn, Cotton, Dairy, Equine, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, General, Georgia, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Peanuts, Pork, Poultry, Seeds, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, USDA-NRCS, Vegetables

Catching up with Acting Chief of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Jason Weller this week at the Commodity Classic in Kissimmee, we discussed his initiatives in the job and the potential impacts of sequestration as the budget battle in Washington continues to brew. Weller was recently appointed as Acting Chief after the retirement of Dave White. Download Audio