Suwannee River Partners CARE

Cindy Florida, General, USDA-NRCS

Forty-six farmers and ranchers were recognized for their outstanding natural resource stewardship during the 7th Annual CARES dinner held recently at the Stansel farm in Suwannee County. CARES was initiated by Florida Farm Bureau and the Suwannee River Partnership to highlight efforts made by farm owners who exemplify superior management of natural resources in the Suwannee River Basin. Report (1:30 …

Plant Materials and the Farm Bill

Cindy Florida, General, Nursery Crops, USDA-NRCS

Plant materials are an important part of the conservation provisions recommended by the administration for the 2007 Farm Bill, according to Florida State Conservationist and chairman of the national plant materials advisory committee Niles Glasgow. Find out more about the NRCS Plant Materials Program. Report (1:40 mp3)

Former NRCS Chief on Conservation Funding

Cindy General, USDA-NRCS

Bruce Knight, USDA Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs and former chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, voices concerns about the level of conservation funding in the 2007 Farm Bill being structured in the House Ag Committee. Report (1:00 wma)

AL Project Awarded CIG Funds

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Cattle, USDA-NRCS

A Conservation Innovation Grant has been awarded to a project in Alabama to help cattle producers with grazing management.  Report (1:30 mp3) To learn more about CIG funds, Click Here

Way Down Upon

Cindy Florida, General, USDA-NRCS

The Suwannee River Partnership is an example of outstanding leadership and personal stewardship in achieving results through cooperative conservation, according to Florida state conservationist Niles Glasgow. Report (2:00 mp3)