Groundbreaking for Florida EWP Project

Randall Weiseman Florida, USDA-NRCS

Forecasters are once again calling for an active hurricane season, but even though the last two years have been pretty quiet for Florida, there are still cleanup projects being done. Just last week, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service kicked off an Emergency Watershed Protection program project in Coral Gables to restore the banks Loop Canal in Coral Gables that were …

FL GLCI Good for Producers

Randall Weiseman Cattle, Forestry, Livestock, USDA-NRCS

The Grazing Land Conservation Initiative is for producers to help better manage grazing lands, and the Florida Natural Resources Conservation Service has the information to where you can learn how it can work for your operation.  Report (1:20 mp3)

Horticulture Program for Mentally Challenged

Randall Weiseman Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama is a partner with the ALE-Tom Resource Conservation and Development Council in Thomasville in a program that uses horticulture to help mentally challenged adults. Report (1:00 mp3)

Last Call for CSP Applications

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Producers in the upper and lower Choctawachee River Watersheds who use good conservation practices still have some time left to apply for the Conservation Security Program. The deadline for the CSP is Friday May 30 and producers who have not yet started the process probably need to get started on it immediately to get it done by then, since there …

Sign up for CSP ASAP

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Producers eligible for the current Conservation Security Program signup have until May 30 to do so, but they are urged not to wait until the last minute to walk into their local office to start the process. FL Report (1:00 mp3) AL Report (1:00 mp3)

Lee V. McCoy 1947-2008: “RealMcCoy” Will Be Sorely Missed

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It is with great sadness and tremendously heavy hearts we report of the passing of Lee V. McCoy, known to many of his legions of friends and colleagues as the “RealMcCoy”. Lee lost his battle with cancer early morning Thursday May 22 in a Georgia hospital, admitted the Monday before in a bout with pneumonia. Please find details regarding Lee’s …

FL NRCS Promoting GLCI

Randall Weiseman Florida, USDA-NRCS

The new State Conservationist in Florida for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Carlos Suarez, is making the Grazing Land Conservation Initiative one of his priorities in the state.  Report (1:00 mp3)

Conservation in the New Farm Bill

Randall Weiseman USDA-NRCS

Even though the president is unhappy with the overall farm bill package passed by Congress, there are a few provisions the administration is happy with – and one is the conservation title which includes new funding and improvements in programs such as EQIP and CSP. Report (1:00 mp3)

FL CSP Signup Encouraged

Randall Weiseman Florida, USDA-NRCS

Florida producers eligible for the latest Conservation Security Program sign up have until the end of the month to do so. District conservationist Bob Booth with the Florida USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Chipley says the signup covers producers in the Upper and Lower Choctawhatchee River watershed. Report (1:00 mp3)

FL CSP Signup Reminder

Randall Weiseman Florida, USDA-NRCS

Florida landowners in the Lower Choctawhatchie watershed are being reminded the signup period for the Conservation Security Program was extended until Friday, May 30th.  Report (:30 mp3)