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Landowners Encouraged to Learn about EQIP

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) invites landowners to learn more about the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). EQIP is a voluntary conservation program that helps producers in a manner that promotes agricultural production and environmental quality as compatible goals. Through EQIP, producers receive financial and technical assistance to implement structural and management conservation practices that optimize environmental benefits on …

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NRCS Continues Promoting Soil Health

Dan Environment, Soil, USDA-NRCS

Soil health, also referred to as soil quality, is defined as the continued capacity of soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals, and humans. And USDA’s National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) continues to promote the benefits and importance of soil health. Plus, this year the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is celebrating its fifth anniversary and the foundational collaborations that developed …

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Feral Swine Eradication Signup Ends Monday

Dan Pork, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind potential project applicants that the call for proposals for the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program (FSCP) ends Monday, August 19. The first round of pilot projects are being offered in 10 states, those with the with the highest feral swine populations. This does include Alabama, Florida and Georgia. FSCP is implemented jointly by NRCS …

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Deadline for Feral Swine Eradication Signup Nearing

Dan USDA-NRCS

Here is a quick reminder there are only a few days left until the deadline to sign up for the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program. The program, implemented jointly by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Animal and Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS), will consist of three coordinated components: feral swine removal …

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Maximizing Conservation Plantings with Grazing Management

Dan Cattle, Livestock, USDA-NRCS

While conservation plantings protect various resource concerns, the success of these plantings is dependent on making the right management decisions. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Plant Materials Program wants landowners to know they provide technical assistance on forage management to assist with proper grazing recommendations while addressing other conservation concerns. The James E. “Bud” Smith Plant Materials Center, Knox City, Texas recently …

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Georgia NRCS Promoting New Soil App

Dan Environment, Georgia, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia wants to remind producers about the recent release of the iOS and Android SoilWeb app, version 2.0. While the app was first released back in 2010, it now has a cleaner and more modern interface with GPS-location-based links to access detailed digital soil survey data published by the NRCS. Dee Pederson, …

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NRCS Can Help with Flooding on Your Property

Dan USDA-NRCS

Many landowners across the nation have been struggling this year to recover after devastating weather events that caused flooding. But USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind landowners if you do run into flooding issues on you property, they offer assistance through the Emergency Watershed Protection Programs (EWPP) Floodplain Easement Program (FWP). The Floodplain Easement Program is a voluntary program …

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Feral Swine Eradication Signup Continues

Dan USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind landowners about the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program (FSCP). Signup continues until Aug. 19 for the program developed to respond to the threat feral swine pose to agriculture, native ecosystems, and human and animal health. The first round of pilot projects in the program …

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Promoting EQIP and CSP in Alabama

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants to remind producers across the state all of the programs they offer have continuous signup. Alabama State Conservationist, Ben Malone, says that includes both the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).

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NRCS Reminds Landowners about SoilWeb 2.0 App Update

Dan Soil, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to make sure landowners are aware of the recent release of the iOS and Android SoilWeb app, version 2.0. NRCS, together with the University of California at Davis Soil Resource Laboratory, notes the new app has a cleaner and more modern interface with GPS-location-based links to access detailed digital soil survey data published …