WRP Workshops This Week

Randall Weiseman Alabama, USDA-NRCS

Alabama’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will be hosting three workshops this week regarding the Wetlands Reserve Program. For specific dates, times and locations visit their website.

FL NRCS: $1.325 Million Available for Florida Organic Producers

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida, Specialty Crops, Sugar, USDA-NRCS, Vegetables

Applications Accepted Until May 29, 2009 – GAINESVILLE, May 8, 2009—The United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida announces over $1.3 Million in funding available for qualified applicants for a new Organics Initiative. The initiative meets the Obama Administration’s promise to encourage more organic agriculture production. Funding for the initiative is being made available as …

AL to Hold WRP Workshops

Randall Weiseman Alabama, USDA-NRCS

Auburn, Ala. – State Conservationist Dr. William Puckett has announced the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be hosting three workshops to inform landowners and Tribes about the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP).

EWP Program Assist City of Melbourne

Randall Weiseman Florida, General, USDA-NRCS

The City of Melbourne received over 24 inches of rain last summer from Tropical Storm Fay creating flooding and erosion concerns to one of the main canal systems. Jenni Lamb, Melbourne’s City Engineer, says Florida NRCS stepped in through their Emergency Watershed Protection Program to assist with repairs.

FL NRCS Celebrates Volunteer Week

Randall Weiseman Florida, USDA-NRCS

The Natural Resources Conservation Services National Volunteer Week runs through this Saturday, and State Conservationist Carlos Suarez says it’s an opportunity to recognize and thank all of the volunteers for their efforts.

Air Quality Initiative Reminder

Randall Weiseman Alabama, USDA-NRCS

The Alabama Natural Resources Conservation Service wants to remind producers that applications for the Air Quality Initiative that affects four Alabama Counties are due this Friday, April 24.