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.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is celebrating 75 years of conservation efforts as NRCS Chief Dave White says the decisions of landowners today will ultimately determine the productivity of our nation in the future. Download Audio
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 www.ces.fau.edu/fglc/
State Forester, Tim Albritton says the Alabama NRCS is co-sponsoring a free Wildlife Management and Longleaf Restoration Field Day on April 22, 2010. Download Audio Click here for more information.
Alabama NRCS Resource Conservationist, John Curtis, says a sign-up deadline of April 2, 2010 has been set for the Precision Farming Incentive. Download Audio
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
Alabama NRCS Resource Conservationist, John Curtis, says a sign-up deadline of April 2, 2010 has been set for two special programs that are designed for traditionally under-served forest landowners. Download Audio
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
The Babcock Ranch in Florida is an example of a farm where the land is being taken well care of, helped in part by programs through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida. Download Audio
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 …