FL EQIP Signup Deadline Nearing

Randall Weiseman Florida, USDA-NRCS

For landowners in Florida, here’s a reminder the batching period signup deadline for 2008 EQIP funding is coming up next Tuesday, November 13th.  Report (1:05 mp3) To learn more about EQIP, Click Here

AL Grazing Options

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Cattle, Livestock, USDA-NRCS

Dry conditions across Alabama continue thus putting a strain on many livestock producers across the state in securing feed. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama has grazing information that can be helpful for those who do have a little forage to help make it last as long as possible.  Report (1:00 mp3)

FL NRCS Helps Repair Storm Damage

Cindy Florida, USDA-NRCS

Two quiet hurricane seasons has helped USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida get caught up on hurricane damage from previous years, but state conservationist Niles Glasgow says there has been some damage on the panhandle recently due to heavy rainfall. Report (1:30 mp3)

New Farm Bill Should Not Affect Planned CSP Signup

Cindy USDA-NRCS

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service chief Arlen Lancaster says that any changes that might be made to the Conservation Security Program in the 2007 Farm Bill should not affect plans for a new signup in 2008 Report (1:15 mp3)

USDA Makes CSP Announcements

Cindy Alabama, Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA made two announcements about the Conservation Security Program this week. NRCS chief Arlen Lancaster says first, nearly $257 million in CSP payments are being readied for all 19,393 contracts with eligible landowners and producers. And second that USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service anticipates the next CSP signup to take place in early 2008 in the 51 eligible watersheds announced …

FL Cattle Producers Benefit from EQIP

Randall Weiseman Cattle, Florida, USDA-NRCS

There are many ways cattle and livestock producers can benefit on their land with programs through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. But you are also reminded of an important date coming soon in Florida concerning EQIP.  Report (1:00 mp3)

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)