Renewal Options Available for Expiring CSP Contracts

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind landowners with existing Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contracts, the renewal sign-up deadline is coming up May 5. NRCS Acting Chief, Leonard Jordan, says participants with existing CSP contracts that expire on December 31 can access the benefits of the recent program changes through an option to renew their contracts for an …

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Renewal Sign-up for Expiring CSP Contracts Continues

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) reminds landowners that a contract renewal sign-up continues for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), NRCS did make several updates to the popular program last fall to help producers better evaluate conservation options that benefit their operations. Participants with existing CSP contracts that expire on December 31st can access the benefits of the recent program …

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FSA and NRCS Officials Ask for Your Help in Controlling Palmer amaranth

By Chris Beyerhelm, Acting Administrator, Farm Service Agency and Leonard Jordan, Acting Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service USDA has learned that Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri), an invasive weed, may have infested some newly-seeded (2016) conservation plantings across the upper Midwest. Palmer amaranth is highly competitive, and in fact, is the most competitive of the pigweed species. It grows rapidly and …

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Two Signup Reminders from Florida NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida wants to remind agricultural producers about two applications periods that are underway until May 19th. One involves financial assistance to restore longleaf pine and the other is to improve water quality.

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Alabama State Conservationist on RCPP Proposal Deadline

April 21 is the deadline for conservation partners in Alabama to submit pre-proposals for fiscal year 2018 funding through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama is accepting pre-proposals designed to help improve water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. Alabama State Conservationist Ben Malone says RCPP works …

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NRCS Invites Growers to South Florida Farm Tour

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida invites growers to the South Florida Farm Tour Thursday, April 27, at 4:00 p.m. The tour, being held at Loxahatchee Groves in West Palm Beach, is designed to highlight the benefits of USDA and NRCS Programs for Hispanic Farmers. If you would like to attend please RSVP or notify Ricardo Alvarez, Outreach Specialist, by April 20 …