AL Forestry Field Days Provide Information for Landowners

Cindy Alabama, USDA-NRCS

Forestry field days being held in Alabama this month are helping to inform landowners about programs offered by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service that can help them. Two more forestry field days are scheduled for this month in Alabama – October 16 in Covington county and October 18 in Clay County. Find out more information here from USDA-NRCS in Alabama.

USDA To Launch Public Access Incentive for Conservation Reserve

Gary Cooper Alabama, Florida, General, Georgia, USDA-NRCS

RENO, Nev., Oct. 3, 2008 – Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer today said that USDA would fully implement President George W. Bush’s directive to offer incentives to farmers and ranchers for opening up their land in the Conservation Reserve Program to the public for hunting, fishing, bird watching and other recreational activities. Schafer made the announcement at the White House Conference …

AL Forestry Field Days Underway

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

The first of four 2008 Regional Forestry Field Events and Field Days kicked off Wednesday at a farm owned by Dr. Salem Saloom near Evergreen, Alabama. A good crowd was on hand to learn more about a variety of issues concerning forestry management. Pictured is a cabin which Dr. Saloom said a portion of is called the “Ivan addition”, as …

Conservation Planning – Investing in Your Future

Gary Cooper Florida, General, USDA-NRCS

Gainesville, FL., October 3, 2008 – Are you a conservation minded landowner in need of advice or financial incentives for your farm or ranch? A comprehensive conservation plan may be just what you need. A conservation plan is a written record of your management decisions and the conservation practices and systems that you plan to use and maintain on your …

Higher Crop Prices Increase Conservation Investment


Higher crop prices may mean more land being put into production but USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service chief Arlen Lancaster says it is also allowing producers the opportunity to invest more in land stewardship.

Museum Exhibit Features State Soils


USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation service dug deep to supply the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington DC with some dirt for a new exhibition, according to agriculture secretary Ed Schafer. Listen to report here:

NRCS Farm Bill Implementation Includes New CSP


USDA continues to work on implementation of the 2008 Farm Bill, which includes some major changes in the Conservation Security program, which is now called the Conservation Stewardship Program, according to Doug McKalip, legislative and public affairs director with the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

AL Producers Invited to Intensive Grazing Tour

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Cattle, USDA-NRCS

The Alabama Natural Resources Conservation Service invites producers from across the state to attend an Irrigated Intensive Grazing System Farm Tour coming up October 8th in Morgan County. To learn more about the tour or to reserve your spot call the Morgan County NRCS Office at 256-773-6541.