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NRCS Alabama Announces Sign-Up for Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

Dan Alabama, Environment, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist for Alabama, Ben Malone, announced that eligible producers interested in the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program’s Wetlands Reserve Easements (WRE) and Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) components should apply for program funds by January 19, 2018 at their local NRCS service center. Under the Wetlands Reserve Easements component, financial assistance is available for landowners …

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Fox Squirrels – Denizens of the Longleaf Forest

Dan Florida, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

Recently, I was touring a friend’s property in the Florida sandhills through beautiful older longleaf pines, with an open understory that is regularly burned.  As we came around the corner, two fox squirrels bounded towards the nearest large pine.  In a minute, both had found a tree they liked and were gone from sight.  I don’t know about you, but …

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Florida NRCS Providing Assistance to Producers Affected by Irma

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

If you are an agricultural producer in the state of Florida, and suffered damage on your farm or ranch from Hurricane Irma, then you are encouraged to participate in a special signup. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida is conducting a sign up until December 28 to provide both financial and technical assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives …

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Irrigation Efficiency Project Coming to Alabama

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS, Water

It was announced a few weeks ago that Alabama will receive funding for a new project through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Program. The Irrigation Efficiency Project is a new multi-year project that will provide a PL 566 Watershed plan to address irrigation needs in Alabama watersheds that have high potential of irrigation …

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Waiting for Northey Confirmation to Announce NRCS Chief

Dan USDA-NRCS

One post involving agriculture that has yet to be filled in Washington D.C. is Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). And Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman that announcement won’t be made until the confirmation of another USDA post takes place. Waiting for Northey Confirmation to Announce NRCS Chief

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EQIP Funding Sign Up for Florida Producers Affected by Irma

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida wants to remind agricultural producers in the state that a special Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) signup is underway to help producers who suffered damage from Hurricane Irma. This signup, which runs until December 28th, is to receive both financial and technical assistance for conservation practices designed to specifically address natural …

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Financial Assistance Available to West Alabama Landowners Interested in Forestry Initiative

Dan Alabama, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Alabama State Conservationist Ben Malone announced a collaborative effort to reach forestry landowners will continue in West Alabama. NRCS Alabama will partner with the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Federation of Southern Cooperatives (FSC), the Limited Resource Landowners Educational and Assistance Network (LRLEAN), and the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) to provide assistance to …

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Assistance Available for Irma Damaged Ag Land in Florida

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida has established a special Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) sign-up Nov. 28 – Dec. 28 to help agricultural producers who suffered damage from Hurricane Irma with financial and technical assistance. Conservation practices available through this EQIP funding specifically address natural resource concerns from hurricane flood and wind damage and provide future …