EPA Settlements Restore Wetlands Across Southeast

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Here is a release for the Environmental Protection Agency: ATLANTA – Over the past fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 has cited 23 entities throughout the Southeast for depositing dredged and/or fill material into wetlands or other waters of the United States in violation of Section 404 of the …

Alabama’s Madison County Excited About Earth Team Award

Randall Weiseman Alabama, General, USDA-NRCS

The Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) of Huntsville, Alabama was recently recognized for the excellence and dedication of their Earth Team Volunteers and Kathy Walker, district administrative coordinator, says their numerous efforts would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of their volunteers. Download Audio

Bill Calls for Pilot Program on Rural Doctor Aid

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From: News Service of Florida A House Republican on Tuesday filed a proposal (HB 1119) that would create a pilot project to determine the effectiveness of financial aid in attracting and retaining primary-care doctors in 12 largely rural North Florida counties. The bill, filed by Rep. Travis Hutson, R-Elkton, would require a report to be submitted in 2021 about the …

Florida NRCS Working to Develop Soil Health Working Group

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The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida recently participated in a forum on cover crops and soil health, where Wendy-Lin Bartels, assistant research scientist for the University of Florida Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, says the discussion evolved to the development of a working group to increase cover crop adoption and soil health advancement in Florida. Download Audio For …

Florida Participates in Forum on Cover Crops and Soil Health

Randall Weiseman Field Crops, Florida, Specialty Crops, USDA-NRCS

Florida farmers, ranchers, researchers, agricultural business operators and conservationists participated in a forum on cover crops and soil health earlier this week and in the following interview, Wendy-Lin Bartels, assistant research scientist for the UF Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, gives her thoughts of the meeting and what the next steps will be. Download Audio For more information on …

EPA Proposes New Safety Measures to Protect Farm Workers from Pesticide Exposure

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WASHINGTON —Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced proposed revisions to the Worker Protection Standard in order to protect the nation’s two million farm workers and their families from pesticide exposure. “Today marks an important milestone for the farm workers who plant, tend, and harvest the food that we put on our tables each day,” said Gina McCarthy, EPA …

Alabama’s Madison County Earth Team Receives National Award

Randall Weiseman Alabama, General, USDA-NRCS

The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) honored leaders in conservation during a special ceremony at the 2014 NACD Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California. The NACD/Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Earth Team Award was presented to the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) ofHuntsville, Alabama. The district was recognized for the excellence and dedication of their Earth Team …