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Alabama State Conservationist on CSP

Dan Alabama, Environment, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants to remind landowners in the state that the signup batching deadline for Fiscal Year 2019 funding for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is April 25, 2019. But Alabama State Conservationist Ben Malone, also encourages landowners wanting to enhance current conservation efforts to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).

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Conservation Easement Signup Underway in Florida

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

It was announced last week that applications are now being accepted to fund agricultural easements in Florida. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides financial and technical assistance to conserve working lands and wetlands through two programs: Agricultural Land Easements and Wetland Reserve Easements. You have until April 25, 2019 to apply. Applications are available on the Florida NRCS website, or at your local …

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EQIP Signup Continues in Alabama

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama reminds landowners the signup batching deadline for Fiscal Year 2019 funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is April 25, 2019. Special emphasis participants like socially disadvantaged, limited resource, and beginning farmers and ranchers are eligible for a higher payment rate, plus can receive up to 50 percent advanced payment for …

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NRCS Partners with Conservation Districts

Dan USDA-NRCS

While USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) is the principal agency for providing conservation technical assistance to private landowners, conservation districts, tribes, and other organizations, they work cooperatively with local Soil and Water Conservation Districts to get conservation on the ground. NRCS Chief, Matt Lohr, says conservation districts are the boots on the ground.

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USDA Expands Signup for Georgians Affected by Hurricane Michael

Dan Economy, Georgia, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

State leaders for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced another signup for Georgia’s farmers, ranchers and forestland owners who suffered damage to working lands due to Hurricane Michael but were not eligible for previous signups. State Executive Director Tas Smith, for the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), and State Conservationist Terrance O. Rudolph, for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), …

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NRCS Alabama Announces Conservation Easement Signup

Dan Alabama, Environment, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama has announced that eligible producers interested in the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program’s Wetlands Reserve Easements (WRE) and Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) components should apply for program funds by April 15 at their local USDA service center. Under the Wetlands Reserve Easements component, financial assistance is available for landowners …

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Florida Ag Land Conservation Easement Signup Underway

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida has announced that applications to fund agricultural easements in Florida are being accepted until April 25. NRCS provides financial and technical assistance to conserve working lands and wetlands through two programs, the Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) and Wetland Reserve Easements (WRE). Through WRE, agricultural landowners and Indian tribes …

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Water Management Workshops for Georgia Producers

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS, Water

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia wants to make sure producers are aware of the statewide Water Management Workshop Series taking place across the state. The University of Georgia (UGA) and Fort Valley State University (FVSU) extension programs have partnered with NRCS to host these workshops. The next one will be held April 3 at the Houston County Extension …

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Water Management Workshops in Georgia

Dan General, USDA-NRCS, Water

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia invites producers across the state to take part in the upcoming statewide Water Management Workshop Series. University of Georgia (UGA) and Fort Valley State University (FVSU) extension programs have partnered with NRCS to host these workshops. While they are geared towards smaller acreage and new/beginning farmers, they are open to all who …

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Signup Now for EQIP in Alabama

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama reminds landowners in the state the signup batching deadline for Fiscal Year 2019 for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and initiatives offered through the program is April 25, 2019. This EQIP signup includes wildlife, forestry, cropland erosion, cropland irrigation, grazing land, and water quality concerns. There are also various National and …