FL NRCS Reminder about EQIP

Randall Weiseman Cattle, Citrus, Florida, Livestock, Specialty Crops, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida wants to remind farmers and ranchers about the Environmental Quality Incentive Program as Greg Hendricks, State Resource Conservationist with Florida NRCS, knows there are producers out there who have yet to really look at the various programs being offered. Download Audio

NRCS Reminds Producers of Organic Initiative Deadline

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

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service wants to remind producers about the 2011 Organic Initiative deadline which is coming up Friday, March 4. In the following two reports Florida District Conservationist Donna Hopwood and Alabama Resource Conservationist John Curtis explain that the initiative provides assistance to USDA National Organic Program certified organic producers as well as producers interested in transitioning to …

NRCS Farm and Ranch Protection Program Successful in FL

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

Ed Wright, assistant state conservationist for easement programs with the Florida Natural Resources Conservation Service, says the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program has been successful in Florida by maintaining the heritage of agriculture all the while still looking ahead to the future. Download Audio The deadline for 2011 FRPP funding is March 21, 2011. Log on to the FL …

AL NRCS Operating on 2010 Budget

Randall Weiseman Alabama, USDA-NRCS

Even though lawmakers in DC continue to struggle over budgetary issues Alabama State Conservationist, Dr. Bill Puckett, assures producers that they continue to have assistance available to landowners. Download Audio

NRCS Encouraging Producers to Construct Fire Plans

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Florida, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service wants to remind producers about the importance of fire control. And in the following two reports Alabama State Forester, Tim Albritton and Florida State Biologist, Michael Bush say that the winter months are a good time to implement fire control measures on their lands. AL – Tim Albritton Download Audio FL – Michael Bush Download …