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NRCS Alabama Announces Sign-Up for WRE Funds

Dan Alabama, Environment, USDA-NRCS

NRCS Alabama Announces Sign-Up for WRE Funds USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Ben Malone announced that eligible producers interested in the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program’s Wetlands Reserve Easements component should apply for program funds by May 31, 2018 at their local NRCS service center in Baldwin and Mobile Counties. Wetland reserve easements allow landowners to enhance and …

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NRCS Earth Team Volunteer Services Valued Over $7.8 Million

Dan Florida, Soil, USDA-NRCS, Water

This week, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service hails Earth Team Volunteer efforts throughout the nation during National Volunteer Week. Our theme, “Volunteers Improve Today for Tomorrow,” uses April 15-21, 2018, to show gratitude to Earth Team volunteers for their superb service to conservation. The Earth Team is the agency’s volunteer workforce. This past fiscal year, more than 34,309 people donated …

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Classic Gully Erosion Initiative Sign-Up in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Soil, USDA-NRCS

USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist for Alabama, Ben Malone, wants to make sure landowners across the state are aware of the new https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/al/newsroom/releases/?cid=NRCSEPRD1388873. It will focus on scenarios where erosion has reached an advanced stage and interferes with farming operations, but sign-up for this program ends April 19, 2018. Classic Gully Erosion Initiative Sign-up in Alabama

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Renewal Options Available for Expiring CSP Contracts

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind participants with existing Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contracts that expire on December 31, 2018, you can renew those contracts for an additional five years. But the deadline to renew is April 13. Renewal Options Available for Expiring CSP Contracts

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NRCS Florida Seeks Partners for Easement Restoration

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida is seeking assistance to complete restoration work of degraded wetlands, floodplains and forestlands. NRCS is requesting proposals from qualified individuals and organizations to implement restoration activities on eligible easement properties, but applications must be received by May 18. For more information on wetland, floodplain and forestland easements, visit the NRCS easements page. NRCS …

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Alabama NRCS Announces Classic Gully Erosion Initiative Sign-Up

Dan Alabama, Environment, USDA-NRCS

USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama has announced a new initiative focused on addressing classic gully erosion. The Classic Gully Erosion Initiative will focus on gully erosion scenarios where erosion has reached an advanced stage and interferes with farming operations. Alabama NRCS Announces Classic Gully Erosion Initiative Signup

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Renewal Options Offered for Expiring CSP Contracts

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) encourages agricultural producers with existing Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contracts expiring on Dec. 31, 2018 to renew their contract. Participants with contracts expiring later this year can access the benefits of the recent program changes through an option to renew their CSP contracts for an additional five years if they agree to adopt additional …