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Alabama EQIP Sign-Up Deadline is Friday

Clint Thompson Alabama, USDA-NRCS

Alabama State Conservationist Ben Malone with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service reminds farmers, ranchers and private landowners in Alabama to apply for financial and technical assistance through the 2020 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) by Friday, Feb. 28. “NRCS works hard to help eligible farmers, ranchers and private landowners plan and carry out conservation practices that can benefit all Alabama’s …

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Florida NRCS Accepting Conservation Easement Applications

Clint Thompson USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida reminds landowners they are accepting applications to fund agricultural easements in the state. Agricultural Land Easements and Wetland Reserve Easements are both being accepted at this time. NRCS provides financial and technical assistance to conserve working lands and wetlands through both of those programs. NRCS provides financial assistance to conservation partners to …

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Southeast Producers Urged to Sign Up Now for EQIP

Clint Thompson USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind agricultural producers and landowners the 2020 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) signup is underway in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. But NRCS encourages those interested to submit applications as soon as possible, as the deadlines to do so are nearing. Alabama Producers Urged to Sign Up Now for EQIP USDA’s Natural Resources …

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Conservation at Work Video Series

Clint Thompson USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has unveiled a new video series called “Conservation at Work.” It highlights common conservation practices which are basically real stories and real successes. Through farmers.gov, you can learn about the benefits of conservation practices directly from the farmers, ranchers and forestland owners applying them. There are a variety of featured videos covering topics like …

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NRCS Announces EQIP Sign-Up

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced the 2020 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) sign-up is underway in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Alabama NRCS Announces EQIP Sign-Up USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama has announced the 2020 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) sign-up is underway. The application deadline is February 28, 2020 for farmers, ranchers and private landowners …

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The Basics of the Conservation Easement Program

Taylor Hillman USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is getting ready for the 2020 version of its Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). Matt Lohr, Chief of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), explains the basics of ACEP for farmland. Lohr explains what happens now that USDA has put out interim rules for ACEP. To learn more contact your local NRCS office.

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USDA Reminds Historically Underserved Producers of Advance Payment Option

Dan Economy, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind historically underserved producers, who participate in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), of the advance payment option. NRCS Chief Matthew Lohr explains how this program works. (USDA/NRCS) — USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) reminds historically underserved producers, who are participating in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), of the advance payment option. …

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Deadline Nearing for Public Comments on CSP

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has been seeking public comments on its interim final rule for the Conservation Stewardship Program. CSP, the nation’s largest conservation program in terms of participating land, is designed to help farmers have more robust conservation activities. But they want to remind landowners the deadline to make those comments in January 13th. Here’s NRCS Associate Chief, Kevin Norton.  And Norton …

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NRCS Plant Guides Help Landowners With Their Planting Projects

Dan Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

(USDA/NRCS) — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through the PLANTS Database provides conservation plant information to conservation planners, researchers, and others using plants in their natural resource conservation projects.  The development of Plant Guides are a cooperative effort between the NRCS National Plant Data Team and the NRCS Plant Materials Program.  Plant Materials Centers and specialists contributes many of the Plant Guides to …

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USDA Invites Input on Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Rule

Dan Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

(USDA/NRCS) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) seeks public comments on its interim rule for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). ACEP is USDA’s premier conservation easement program, helping landowners protect working agricultural lands and wetlands. The rule – now available on the Federal Register – takes effect on publication and includes changes to the …