AL NRCS Announces Funding for AWEP

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, General, Peanuts, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, USDA-NRCS

Auburn, Alabama, April 8, 2010 – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Dr. William Puckett today announced that $1.1 million in financial assistance is available to producers for the Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP). NRCS will begin accepting applications for AWEP on April 12, 2010. The signup period ends on April 30, 2010.

FL Grazing Workshop this Saturday

Randall Weiseman Cattle, Florida, General, Livestock, USDA-NRCS

The Florida Grazing Lands Coalition and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida invites producers to attend the Grazing Workshop Saturday, April 10th at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee. Download Audio More information about Saturday’s grazing workshop is availble at

NRCS Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Florida, USDA-NRCS

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is celebrating its 75th anniversary and NRCS Chief Dave White says the agency has a rich history of service and conservation. For more information about NRCS programs and efforts visit your local field office or visit them online. Download Audio

Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Passes Despite Budget Concerns

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Florida, General, Georgia, USDA-NRCS, Vegetables

The Senate Agriculture Committee has unanimously approved the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. However, there was some discussion on the budget offsets to pay for the bill as Georgia’s Saxby Chambliss proposed an amendment to take savings from the Conservation Stewardship Program instead of the popular Environmental Quality Incentives Program. Download Audio

NRCS Chief Dave White Conducts Agricultural Air Quality Task Force Meeting

Randall Weiseman Florida, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

NRCS Chief Dave White chaired the national Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) meeting last week in Tallahassee, Florida. Also on hand to help support the chief were Elvis Graves, acting designated federal official and Carlos Suarez, state conservationist in Florida. In 1996, Congress directed the Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service to establish a task force to address …