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Signup Batching Deadline Announced for Alabama’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Landscape Initiatives

Dan Alabama, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist for Alabama Ben Malone announced that October 19, 2018 is the signup batching date for producers for 2019 program funding for the following national landscape initiatives: Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) which includes only 3 national landscape initiatives identified below. These include: Gopher Tortoise Habitat Improvement: includes forestry practices and prescribed burning for pre-commercial thinning. …

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NRCS Providing Financial Assistance

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

Farmers and ranchers looking to make improvements to land you own or lease need to check with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). They offer voluntary programs to eligible landowners and producers that provide financial and technical assistance to help manage natural resources sustainably. Through these programs NRCS approves contracts that provide financial assistance in helping plan and implement conservation practices …

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EWP Available for Landowners Affected by Natural Disasters

Dan USDA-NRCS, Weather

While Hurricane Florence won’t affect all areas of the Southeast, it will some. But no matter when a natural disaster may strike, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to landowners to know if your area suffers damage, the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) can help relieve imminent hazards to life and property. This includes damage caused by hurricanes, floods, …

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Doing NRCS Business Through Conservation Client Gateway

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama, Florida and Georgia wants to remind farmers, ranchers and private landowners that if you have business to take care of with NRCS, much of it can be done from your home or farm office. NRCS Acting Chief Leonard Jordan said you can do it through their secure online portal, Conservation Client Gateway. …

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Congressman Yoho on Longleaf Pine Initiative

Dan Alabama, Florida, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

Landowners across the Southeast are always encouraged to take part in the Longleaf Pine Initiative through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). And during a recent interview with Southeast AgNet, U.S. Congressman and member of the House Agriculture Committee, Ted Yoho from Florida, talked about their efforts to include even more pine species in the initiative. Congressman Yoho on Longleaf …

Conservation Innovation Grant Projects

Dan Environment, Soil, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced they will invest more than $10.6 million for 22 new projects that will drive public and private sector innovation in conserving natural resources in 27 states. The competitive Conservation Innovation Grants program helps spur development and adoption of new conservation approaches and technologies. Conservation Innovation Grant Projects

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EQIP Providing Assistance to Many Farming Operations

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has various programs that can benefit producers and landowners in many ways. One is the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP), which provides financial and technical assistance to producers in addressing natural resource concerns and delivering environmental benefits like improved water and air quality. NRCS Acting Chief Leonard Jordan has more. …

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Restoring and Protecting Longleaf Pine Forests

Dan Forestry, USDA-NRCS

In June of 2017, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) released a two-year implementation strategy to help private landowners restore and protect 400,000 acres of longleaf pine forests. Through the strategy, NRCS furthers its ongoing effort to use existing Farm Bill programs and other resources to increase the abundance and improve the health of longleaf pine forests in nine Southeast states, including Alabama, Florida …

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USDA Invests in New Florida Project Spurring Innovation

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced it will invest more than $10.6 million for 22 new projects to help drive public- and private-sector innovation in conserving natural resources in 27 states, including Florida. The competitive Conservation Innovation Grants program helps spur development and adoption of new conservation approaches and technologies. USDA Invests in New Florida Project Spurring Innovation