USDA Conservation Farm Bill Proposals Well Received

Cindy General, USDA-NRCS

It’s been over a month now since the administration’s proposal for the 2007 farm bill was unveiled and USDA director of Legislative and Public affairs for the Natural Resources Conservation service Doug McKalip says response to the conservation provisions in the proposal has been very positive. Report (1:30 wma)

AL Fish Pond Management

Randall Weiseman Alabama, USDA-NRCS

Maintenance of ponds is very important, especially at this time of the year. Information about what to do is available through the Alabama USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.  Report (1:00 wma)

NRCS Operating Under Contining Resolution

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

The continuing resolution passed by congress earlier this year to fund the remainder of fiscal year 2007 is having an impact in many areas, including USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.    Report (1:00 wma)

USDA Offers Longleaf Pine Incentives

Cindy Alabama, USDA-NRCS

Longleaf pine forests provide numerous environmental benefits including wildlife habitat, but pine stands have been steadily declining. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama is offering landowners some financial benefits to help increase those stands with a new continuous enrollment category for longleaf pine under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Report (1:00 wma)

Conservation Help for New and Low Income Farmers

Cindy Florida, General, USDA-NRCS

Beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers would receive some extra help for conservation efforts under the new farm bill proposed by the Bush administration, something that will help many in Florida according to State Conservationist Niles Glasgow. Report (:45 wma)

Farm Bill Proposal Would Simplify CSP

Cindy Florida, General, USDA-NRCS

Simplifying conservation programs is one of the goals of the Bush administration’s 2007 Farm Bill Proposal. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service chief Arlen Lancaster says that is especially true for the Conservation Security program. Report (1:00 wma) Florida State Conservationist Niles Glasgow says the proposed changes in CSP would make the program much more beneficial for Florida producers. Report (1:30 …

County NRCS Office Sustains Tornado Damage

Cindy Florida, USDA-NRCS

Due to the damage sustained by a tornado February 2, the Deland Field Office of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has moved field office operations to the USDA Service Center located in Ocala at 2303 NE Jacksonville Road, Suite 200. The telephone number is (352) 622-3971 Extension 3. The Deland NRCS field office serves Volusia and Flagler Counties. Report …