NRCS Extends CSP Deadline

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Producers eligible for the latest Conservation Security Program sign up now have an extra two weeks to do so, according to USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service chief Arlen Lancaster. In Florida and Alabama, producers within the Upper and Lower Choctawhatchee River watershed are eligible to participate in the CSP signup. Read more here. Report (1:00 mp3)

AL Proud of Dee River Ranch

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Cattle, General, USDA-NRCS

Many people are familiar with Dee River Ranch in Aliceville, Alabama and were proud to hear Annie & Mike Dee were the recipients of the 2008 NRCS Excellence in Conservation Award. Mike talks about their operation and we also hear from Dr. Billy Powell with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, just one of those happy to see Dee River Ranch receive this award.  Report  …

AL Ranch Receives Highest NRCS Award

Randall Weiseman Alabama, General, USDA-NRCS

Montgomery, Alabama was the setting for the presentation of the 2008 Excellence in Conservation Award as this year’s recipients were Mike & Annie Dee of Dee River Ranch in Aliceville. Pictured (l-r) are Richard Coombe, NRCS Regional Assistant Chief for the East, Mike Dee, Annie Dee, and USDA Under-Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Gary Mast. Interview with Mike Dee …

FL CSP Signup Continues

Randall Weiseman Florida, USDA-NRCS

The sign-up period for the Conservation Security program continues through May16th, as a special meeting was held in Chipley, Florida this week letting land owners in that area know more about the program which involves the Choctawhatchie Watershed. Report (1:00 mp3)

Florida CSP Workshop Tuesday

Randall Weiseman Florida, USDA-NRCS

Agriculture producers in parts of Bay, Jackson, Holmes, Walton and Washington counties could be eligible for payments from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service under the Conservation Security Program. Landowners in that area learn can more about the program during a workshop at the Washington County Ag Center April 29 at 7 pm. Report (1:00 mp3) Florida Conservation Security Program specialist …

Preserving Cultural Resources

Randall Weiseman Alabama, USDA-NRCS

Preservation of natural resources includes preserving historic cultural resources as well according to Teresa Paglione, cultural resources specialist with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama. Report (1:00 mp3)

FL NRCS Helps Small Specialty Crop Growers

Randall Weiseman Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida is helping small specialty crop farmers become more efficient. One small grape grower on the Florida panhandle has been nominated for the Lloyd Wright small farmer award since she consulted with NRCS. Report (1:00 mp3)

Web Soil Survey in Alabama

Randall Weiseman Alabama, USDA-NRCS

Finding out about soils in a particular area is just a click away with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service on-line Web Soil Survey (WSS), according to Alabama NRCS GIS specialist Rich Zellmer. Report (1:00 mp3)

Conservation Means Every Day is Earth Day

Randall Weiseman USDA-NRCS

As we celebrate Earth Day this week, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service chief Arlen Lancaster notes the contributions that agricultural producers make to the environment across this land with the help of NRCS. Report (1:00 mp3)

AL CSP Sign-up Begins Friday

Randall Weiseman Alabama, USDA-NRCS

The Conservation Security Program Signup starts this Friday, April 18th, and the Alabama Natural Resources Conservation Service will be holding workshops for landowners in the area of this years signup.  Report (1:00 mp3)