Conservation Will Suffer Under Permanent Law

Randall Weiseman USDA-NRCS

The current extension of the 2002 Farm Bill expires March 15 but so far no major breakthroughs are being reported. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Arlen Lancaster says they continue to be hopeful because conservation programs will suffer a huge setback if we revert back to permanent law. Report (1:00 mp3)

Alabama Conservation Innovation

Randall Weiseman Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama is looking to award grants for new ideas in conservation through the Conservation Innovation Grants. Report (1:00 mp3)

AL Holding One-Day Grazing Clinic

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Cattle, Livestock, USDA-NRCS

A one-day Grazing Clinic will be held in Fayette, Alabama on March 12th with information on grazing management principals, and Alabama NRCS encourages producers to attend.  Report (1:00 mp3) Pre-registration is needed by March 5th so to learn more click Here   

New State Conservationist for Florida

Randall Weiseman Florida, USDA-NRCS

A new state conservationist has been named for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida, effective March 31. He is Carlos Suarez, currently Deputy State Conservationist for California. Report (1:30 mp3)

FL Helping with Solar Pumps

Randall Weiseman Florida, USDA-NRCS

Getting water to livestock in certain areas can be challenging, but USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida has helped many producers solve that problem by offering cost-share assistance for solar pumps.  Report (1:30 mp3)

AL Controlling Invasive Species

Randall Weiseman Alabama, USDA-NRCS

Certain weeds are a problem, but USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama has information to help landowners tackle invasive species.  Report (1:00 mp3)

New NRCS Campaign

Randall Weiseman Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Service rolled out a new campaign this week called Conservation, Our Purpose – Our Passion. Report (1:00 mp3) Report (1:00 mp3) The campaign kicked off Tuesday at the National Association of Conservation Districts’ annual conference in Reno with a video highlighting eight landowners for their conservation commitment, including the Gwinn Brothers operation in Suwanee county, …

Plasticulture Helpful for Small Growers

Randall Weiseman Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama is encouraging small acreage producers to use plasticulture for specialty crop production and even has funding available to help make that happen. Report (1:00 mp3)

Prepare Waste Management Now

Randall Weiseman Alabama, USDA-NRCS

Spring is just around the corner and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama environmental engineer Bill Prices says now is a good time for producers to start preparing nutrient management plans for the year. Report (1:00 mp3)