water conservation

Celebrating Smart Irrigation Month in Georgia

Dan Georgia, Irrigation, USDA-NRCS, Water

Throughout the month of July, Smart Irrigation Month is being celebrated in Georgia. The month serves as the showcase to promote the social, economic, and environmental benefits of and farmers’ commitment to the adoption of efficient irrigation technologies, and leading-edge products and services in agriculture, landscape, and turf irrigation. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Georgia encourages producers to learn …

feral swine

Feral Swine Eradication Signup Continues

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) reminds Southeast landowners that signup for the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program (FSCP) continues. It was developed to respond to the threat that feral swine pose to agriculture, native ecosystems, and human and animal health. The first round of pilot projects in the program are being offered in …

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NRCS Notes SoilWeb 2.0 App Update is Available

Dan Soil, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants landowners to know the iOS and Android SoilWeb app, version 2.0 has been released. 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 newly updated SoilWeb smartphone application is available as …

riparian

Alabama Riparian Habitat Initiative Signup Ends Monday

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama, wants to remind producers the Riparian Habitat Initiative signup ends Monday, July 8. NRCS, in partnership with the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee, is accepting applications for the new initiative, which is focused on improving water quality and improving riparian area habitat through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The intent of the …

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Signup Continues for National Conservation Innovation Grants

Dan Economy, Environment, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service reminds landowners their signup period for National Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) continues. USDA is investing up to $12.5 million to help support the adoption of innovative conservation approaches on agricultural lands. CIG are competitive grants driving public and private sector innovation in resource conservation, with projects inspiring creative problem-solving that boosts production on farms, ranches, and private …

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Various Conservation Practices through Georgia NRCS

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

The 2018 Farm Bill was enacted back in December, and the legislation continues its strong support for conservation efforts of America’s farmers and ranchers through reauthorization and expanded flexibility of Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) conservation programs.  NRCS in Georgia wants to remind producers they offer financial and technical assistance through conservation practices, activities and enhancements to help make and …

feral swine eradication

Sign Up for Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program Grants

Dan Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on June 20 its plans to invest up to $75 million in the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program to respond to the threat feral swine pose to agriculture, native ecosystems, and human and animal health. Details on how to submit proposals are now available on Grants.gov. Click here to view the announcement. The …

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USDA Opens Signup for Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program Grants

Dan Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

(USDA/NRCS) The Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program (FSCP) was established by the 2018 Farm Bill to respond to the threat feral swine pose to agriculture, native ecosystems, and human and animal health. USDA is focusing efforts through this pilot where feral swine pose the highest threat. Program at a Glance FSCP is implemented jointly by NRCS and USDA’s Animal and Plant …

pollinators

Georgia NRCS Promoting the ABC’s of Pollinators

Dan Georgia, Pollinators, USDA-NRCS

Many in agriculture have been celebrating National Pollinator Week this week, as the event was designated by the U.S. Senate twelve years ago. Numerous groups like The Honey Bee Health Coalition, Farmers for Monarchs, and the Environmental Defense Fund have been working to expand pollinator awareness through education. But USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia is also celebrating …

alabama

Alabama NRCS Announces Riparian Habitat Initiative

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama, in partnership with the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee, has announced a new initiative focused on improving water quality and improving riparian area habitat through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The intent of the initiative is to help landowners limit livestock access to streams, creeks, rivers and other sensitive riparian areas …