nrcs

NRCS Program Helping to Build Healthy Forests

Dan Forestry, USDA-NRCS

Since the 2018 Farm Bill was enacted back in December, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has been working to implement programs that offer strong support for conservation efforts of America’s farmers and ranchers. One of those programs is the Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP). It helps landowners restore, enhance and protect forestland resources on private and tribal lands through easements and …

florida nrcs

Florida NRCS to Conduct RCPP Workshop Wednesday

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently announced the launch of the updated Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). And Florida NRCS will conduct one more RCPP Workshop. It will be held Wednesday, October 23 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center Auditorium in Sebring. The workshop will cover program requirements, the application process, and project evaluations. Potential …

conservation

Incentivizing Conservation for Ag Landowners

Dan USDA-NRCS

Natural resource conservation advocates believe continued promotion of conservation practices in agriculture can be fostered through incentives to landowners. Here is USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Acting Associate Chief Kevin Norton. Norton explains the long-term investment needed in farm conservation efforts, particularly in seeing both environmental and economic benefits. For more information about programs to help with conservation practices …

nfrp

Sign Up Ends October 15 for HFRP in Florida

Dan Florida, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida wants to remind landowners that the sign up period for the Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP) ends next Tuesday, October 15.  It is a Farm Bill program that purchases conservation and provides cost share funding for conservation management. This program is for landowners with property within the O2O Corridor in the Florida counties of Columbia, …

nrcs

NRCS Implementing EQIP through 2018 Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, USDA-NRCS

Since the 2018 Farm Bill was enacted back in December, 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. They offer financial and technical assistance through conservation practices, activities and enhancements to help producers make and maintain improvements on their land. One of the most …

florida nrcs

Florida NRCS Holds RCPP Workshop, One More Coming

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

The launch of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) updated Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) continues. And to provide information for those interested, Florida NRCS held a RCPP Workshop Wednesday at the Florida Farm Bureau office in Gainesville. Nina Bhattacharyya, assistant state conservationist for partnerships in Florida, told Southeast AgNet they had a great meeting. RCPP eligible partners include private industry, non-government organizations, …

december

Florida NRCS Holding RCPP Workshop This Week

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) continues their 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. And Florida NRCS will conduct two RCPP Workshops, with the first workshop being held this week. It will take place Wednesday, …

florida nrcs

RCPP Partner Portal is Now Open and Accepting Applications

Dan Drought, Environment, Soil, USDA-NRCS, Water

We told you last week that USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) had 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. This week, NRCS put out a reminder that the RCPP Partner Portal is open …

usda public access

USDA Investing in Recreational Public Access on Private Lands

Dan USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced they will make up to $50 million available to help create or expand state government and tribal programs that encourage landowners and land managers to allow public access to their land for hunting, fishing and other wildlife-dependent recreation. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting proposals from state governments and tribes …

sign up

Signup Underway for Healthy Forests Reserve Program in Florida

Dan Florida, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

The sign up period for the Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP) is open for applications through Oct. 15 for certain counties in Florida. Administered by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), HFRP is a farm bill program that helps landowners restore, enhance and protect forestland resources through the purchase of conservation easements and financial assistance for management activities. …