FL Farm Bureau Urges Producer Participation in NRCS Mtg Series

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida, Sugar, USDA-NRCS

Florida Farm Bureau urges producers to participate in meetings on Farm Bill conservation program (Gainesville, Fla. – FFBF) – The Florida Farm Bureau Federation (FFBF) is urging agricultural producers to attend meetings scheduled around the state in March by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA (NRCS). Rulemaking is in process for the Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, commonly …

Carbon Credit Seminar

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Energy, General, USDA-NRCS

Carbon Credits is something we are all hearing more about but many still may have questions so the Alabama Natural Resource and Conservation Service is co-sponsoring a free seminar on March 3. Gwen Lewis, District Conservationist for Macon and Bulluch counties, explains how you can find out more information.

Small Farmers Area Work Conference

Randall Weiseman Alabama, USDA-NRCS

Alabama NRCS will hold their annual Small Farmers Area Work Conference on Saturday, Feburary 28 at the Lower Coastal Experimental Station in Camden, AL starting at 10:00 am. Gregory Dansby, NRCS District Conservationist for both Wilcox & Marengo Counties, says the one day workshop will focus on assisting small producers in diversifying their operations with a full agenda of updates …

FL Cattlemen Excited about FRESP

Randall Weiseman Cattle, Florida, General, Livestock, USDA-NRCS

In one Florida county, an effort has been underway called the Florida Ranchlands Environmental Services Project (FRESP), which is the result of a nationally-funded NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant that was awarded to the World Wildlife Fund. In Okeechobee County, the FRESP project is a partnership between ranchers addressing water quality concerns on grazing lands in the northern Everglades, something that …

Precision Farming Incentive Batching Period Set for Friday

Randall Weiseman Alabama, USDA-NRCS

Alabama’s Natural Resource and Conservation Service has announced the batching period for the Precision Farming Incentive for this Friday, February 13. Resource Conservationist John Curtis says the incentive program is designed to assist farmers in updating their equipment one step at a time.

Emergency Watershed Protection Program Helpful for Florida

Randall Weiseman Florida, USDA-NRCS

With Florida often receiving the brunt of various natural disasters, State Conservationist Carlos Suarez says that the Florida Natural Resource and Conservation Service’s Emergency Watershed Protection Program can be a great resource. For more information regarding EWP or other NRCS programs log on to their website or visit your local NRCS office.

FL NRCS Extends Conservation Program Deadlines

Randall Weiseman Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resource and Conservation Service in Florida has extended it’s signup deadline from February 27 to March 13 for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program and Wetlands Reserve Program. These popular farm bill conservation programs offer technical and financial assistance to individuals interested in addressing natural resource concerns and wildlife habitat restoration. Even though the programs …