WHIP For Quail

Cindy Alabama, General, USDA-NRCS

Landowners who would like to see more Bobwhite Quail on their property can get some cost share help from the Alabama USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program. Report (1:00 wma)

NRCS Chief on Hurricane Recovery

Cindy Florida, General, USDA-NRCS

Bob Stobaugh with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida visited Mississippi recently where he had a chance to talk with NRCS Chief Arlen Lancaster about how this agency mainly known for its agricultural work has been instrumental in cleaning up after hurricanes. Report (2:00 wma)

NRCS Helps Limited Resources Farmers

Cindy General, USDA-NRCS

Arlen Lancaster, chief of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, says USDA’s 2007 Farm Bill proposals expand upon what they are already doing to help limited resources farmers. Report (1:00 wma)

AL Provides Funding for FRPP

Randall Weiseman Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service offers the Farm and Ranch Land Protection program, which also has received matching funds in Alabama to help keep productive farmland in agriculture usage.  Report (1:15 wma) 

FRPP Proposals Sought

Cindy General, USDA-NRCS

Nearly $70 million is available to protect agricultural land nationwide through the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) in fiscal year 2007. NRCS will accept proposals through April 27 from state, federally recognized tribes and local governments and non-governmental organizations interested in working together to acquire conservation easements. Report (1:30 wma)

President Talks to Cattlemen

Cindy Cattle, General, USDA-NRCS

Speaking to cattle producers on Wednesday, President Bush discussed a number of issues, including trade and taxes. The president also talked about the 2007 Farm Bill and the administration’s proposal which includes increased funding for conservation programs. Read the president’s full remarks to the NCBA Spring Legislative Conference. Report (1:00 wma)

Alabama Watershed Assessment

Cindy Alabama, General, USDA-NRCS

During the next several months, local soil and water conservation districts will be conducting a Watershed Assessment to identify problems and potential solutions in watersheds throughout the state, according to the Alabama USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Report (1:00 wma)