EQIP Amendment Reminds of Upcoming Deadline

Cindy Florida, USDA-NRCS

Several amendments were added to the Senate Farm Bill during mark-up, including one that remove a provision to the payment limitation for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, maintaining the exisiting limitation of 450-thousand – which reminds us to remind producers that the EQIP batching period for 2008 funding is coming up November 13. USDA-NRCS in Florida wants producers to know. …

AL Stockpiling Fescue

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Cattle, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama has information to help some cattle producers stockpile fescue to help with feed needs this winter.  Report (1:00 mp3) 

USDA NRCS “EQUIP” Sign-Up Deadline Nears

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida, USDA-NRCS

The Florida office of USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) encourages citrus growers to apply for funds to help install things like modern irrigation systems, through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQUIP). The sign-up deadline for the next batch of applications to be considered is November 13th. In these two reports, District Conservationist Ed Sheehan in Bartow explains some advantages …

Signup Now for 2008 EQIP Funding

Cindy Florida, USDA-NRCS

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program has a continuous signup, but producers who want to participate in the program next year need to apply by November 13 at USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service offices in Florida. Report (1:00 mp3)

MIL for Citrus Growers

Cindy Citrus, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Citrus growers in Lake County can benefit from a Mobile Irrigation Lab that is a joint effort between USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida and other partners. Here’s two reports about the MIL and how it can help growers with environmental quality incentives: Report (1:00 mp3) Report (:45 mp3)

2007 is a Big Year for Conservation in Florida

Cindy Florida, USDA-NRCS

The 2007 fiscal year ended last week for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Florida State Conservationist Niles Glasgow says it was a big year for both the Wetlands Reserve Program and EQIP in the state. Report (1:00 mp3)

FL EQIP Batching Signup Deadline

Randall Weiseman Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida reminds farmers and ranchers the batching deadline for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program is nearing.  Report (1:00 mp3)

Mobile Irrigation Lab in Florida

Cindy Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida has a part to play in helping Lake County Florida growers evaluate their irrigation systems to be more efficient. Report (1:00 mp3)