Hurricane Season Begins

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS, Weather

Program Funding Helps in Aftermath Forecasters are predicting another busy hurricane season this year, while Florida is still recovering from Hurricane Irma and Harvey. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) funded $93 million for 133 projects in 27 Florida counties damaged by Hurricane Irma and $570,000 for one project in one county from Hurricane Harvey. Projects will remove debris and stabilize stream-banks to …


Florida Ranch Tour Highlights Conservation Programs

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Conservation easement programs were discussed Thursday morning during a tour held at Blackbeard’s Ranch in Manatee County. The ranch is restoring and protecting critical wetlands through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). One of those participating in the tour was NRCS Acting Chief Leonard Jordan. He told Southeast AgNet that the project is a partnership effort. …


Are Wetland Easements Right for You?


Here is a question for landowners across the Southeast….could a Wetland Easement be right for you? Those who would like to restore and protect wetlands on their property can get help from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) by enrolling in a conservation easement. Are Wetland Easements Right for You


NRCS Celebrating Public Service Recognition Week


USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is proud to take part in the annual Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW). Celebrated the first week of May since 1985, PSRW is organized annually by the Public Employees Roundtable (PER) and its member organizations to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees. Government …


DUNS and SAM Requirements for Farmers Nixed


USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants financial assistance program participants to know they will no longer need a Dun and Bradstreet Universal Number System (DUNS) number, or to register in the System for Award Management (SAM). This is effectively immediately, as the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, or 2018 Omnibus Bill signed back in March eliminated these requirements. DUNS …