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NRCS Providing Reforestation Support After Hurricanes

Dan Forestry, USDA-NRCS

When Hurricane Michael moved through the central Panhandle of Florida, southeastern Alabama, and southwest and central Georgia last year, many acres of forestland were destroyed. Some landowners had timber that was close to being harvested — something a few of them were counting on for their retirement. But now they face the prospect of cleaning up the debris and replanting …

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NRCS Implementing 2018 Farm Bill Programs

Dan Environment, Farm Bill, Legislative, USDA-NRCS

The 2018 Farm Bill was enacted back in December, and since then, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has been working to implement programs that offers strong support for conservation efforts of America’s farmers and ranchers. NRCS offers financial and technical assistance through conservation practices, activities and enhancements to help producers make and maintain improvements on their land. The Environmental Quality …

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Application Period Open for RCPP

Dan USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced the launch of the updated Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Potential partners are encouraged to submit proposals that will improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. RCPP eligible partners include private industry, non-government organizations, Indian tribes, state and local governments, water districts and universities. …

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Florida NRCS to Conduct RCPP Workshops

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced the launch of the updated Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Potential partners are encouraged to submit proposals that will improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. RCPP eligible partners include private industry, non-government organizations, Indian tribes, state and local governments, water districts and universities. …

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Other USDA Disaster-Recovery Assistance

Dan Economy, USDA-NRCS

This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). But due to the fact grazing and livestock losses, other than milk losses, are covered by other disaster-recovery programs, those losses are not eligible for WHIP+. But …

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Emergency Watershed Protection Program

Dan USDA-NRCS, Water

With Hurricane Dorian working its way up the Eastern Coast, and the fact we are nearing the peak of the 2019 Hurricane Season, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind landowners should your area suffer damage from a natural disaster, their Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) can help relieve imminent hazards to life and property caused by not …

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SoilWeb 2.0 App Update Available

Dan Soil, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind producers about their recent release of the iOS and Android SoilWeb app, version 2.0. The app now has a cleaner and more modern interface with GPS-location-based links to access detailed digital soil survey data (SSURGO) published by the NRCS for most of the U.S. The SoilWeb app provides users with information relating …

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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 …