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World Soil Day is December 5

Dan Soil, USDA-NRCS

World Soil Day is December 5, a day that was established to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) continues to promote healthy soil for life. Soil health, also referred to as soil quality, is defined as the continued capacity of soil to function as a vital …

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Application Period for RCPP Ends Tuesday

Dan USDA-NRCS

Potential partners interested in submitting proposals to help improve water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability and being reminded the application period for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) ends Tuesday, December 3. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) notes that RCPP eligible partners include private industry, non-government organizations, Indian tribes, state and local …

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USDA Begins 2019 Organic Survey

Dan Industry News Release, Organic, USDA-NRCS

(NAFB) — The Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA/NASS) will mail letters with survey codes this December to more than 22,000 organic producers. Specifically, the surveys target producers involved in certified or transitioning to certified organic farming for the 2019 Organic Survey. Each producer who self-reported organic farming in the 2017 Census of Agriculture will receive a unique …

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Georgia Agencies Partner to Host Feral Swine Workshops

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

Feral swine have become increasingly detrimental in Georgia, causing significant damage to agricultural crops and natural resources around the state. The economic impact of damage caused by feral swine in Georgia last year is estimated at $150 million. So a group of agricultural and natural resource organizations, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Georgia Association of …

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Thanks to Farmers for Voluntary Conservation

Dan Environment, Soil, USDA-NRCS

In this season of giving thanks, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is grateful to their most important partners in implementing conservation, our farmers. And they are promoting this through #OurFarmers. NRCS is about supporting America’s farmers, ranchers, and forest land managers, both helping them better manage their operations while conserving natural resources. Throughout the year, NRCS highlights stories of …

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USDA Announces Awards to Put Conservation Innovation to Work on U.S. Farms

Dan Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

(USDA/NRCS) — USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is awarding more than $24 million in grants designed to help partners implement and evaluate innovative approaches that have demonstrated conservation benefits on farmland. The funding is provided through On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials (On-Farm Trials), a new component of the Conservation Innovation Grants first authorized in the 2018 Farm Bill. “The Conservation …

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USDA and Georgia Sign Shared Stewardship Agreement

Dan Forestry, Georgia, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

Highlights Cooperative Approach to Land Management (USDA) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue joined Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to sign a Shared Stewardship agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the State of Georgia. The agreement was signed at a ceremony at the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural …

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NRCS Focusing on Serving their Customers

Dan USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has a proud history of supporting America’s farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners. For more than 80 years, they have helped producers keep their working lands working, along with improving the quality of our air, water, soil and habitat. This is being done through one-on-one, personalized advice, finding the best solutions to meet unique conservation goals. NRCS Chief, Matt …

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Application Deadline for RCPP is December 3

Dan USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) reminds potential partners the application deadline for the updated Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) is December 3, 2019. Potential partners are encouraged to submit proposals that will improve water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. RCPP eligible partners include private industry, non-government organizations, Indian tribes, state and local governments, …

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Amazing Creatures in Longleaf Pine Flatwoods and Sandhills

Dan Forestry, USDA-NRCS

A wide diversity of remarkable animals calls longleaf pine flatwoods and sandhills habitats home. And USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) invites landowners to discover species special to naturalist Dirk Stevenson, who has spent much of his life in the Coastal Plain of the southeastern United States wading swamps and exploring pine landscapes in his field studies of imperiled and declining amphibians, …