Poarch Creek Tribe Pleased with NRCS Services

Randall Weiseman Alabama, USDA-NRCS

Alabama Natural Resources Conservation Service has been reaching out to the tribal community by working with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians through various conservation programs and Tribal Chairman Buford Rolin says its been a rewarding experience.

AL NRCS Hoping to Soon Implement Programs

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Livestock, USDA-NRCS

With the fact the 2008 farm bill was late in coming, the work of actually getting programs implemented was delayed, but Dr. Bill Puckett, State Conservationist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama, said they hope to get their programs going soon.

Tribal Initiative

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service recently held a meeting regarding their ongoing Tribal Initiative which Leonard Jordan, Acting Regional Assistant Chief for the East, says has been very successful.

Organic Initiative Signup Extended

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Florida, USDA-NRCS

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has extended the application period for the new Organic Initiative. The 2009 Organic Initiative is a nationwide special initiative to provide financial assistance to National Organic Program (NOP) certified organic producers as well as producers in the process of transitioning to organic production. Alabama: Florida:

American Indian Program Delivery Initiative

Randall Weiseman Alabama, USDA-NRCS

The Alabama NRCS held an American Indian Program Delivery Initiative meeting earlier this week and State Conservationist Dr. William Puckett, says it was a great opportunity to inform the group about services available through the 2008 Farm Bill.

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.