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Restoring a Species: Northern Bobwhite Quail

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

Sportsmen were alarmed, landowners worried as they watched the northern bobwhite population plummet at the turn of the century. In the last 50 years, annual populations are down 85 percent in the United States. Habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation on a continental scale has silenced its iconic call across rural America. In Florida, a former private hunting plantation is leading the …

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Special EQIP Signup Ends Friday in Georgia

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia has a reminder for ranchers and forestland owners who suffered damage to working lands due to Hurricane Michael. This Friday, Dec. 14, is the deadline to apply for funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

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Special EQIP Signup Ends Friday in Florida

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida has a reminder for ranchers and forestland owners who suffered damage to working lands due to Hurricane Michael. This Friday, Dec. 14, is the deadline to apply for funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

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Long-Time NRCS Employee Retiring

Dan USDA-NRCS

Here at Southeast AgNet, we’ve worked with many employees of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) over the years. But after serving in various positions over the past few decades, one of those employees will soon retire. Leonard Jordan has spent almost two years as NRCS acting chief, but recently told Randall Weiseman his time with the agency will end …

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Secretary Perdue Names NRCS Chief

Dan Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of Matthew J. “Matt” Lohr to serve as Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). In his role, Lohr will provide leadership for NRCS and its mission to support America’s farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners in their voluntary conservation efforts through a network of over …

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EQIP Signup Underway in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Economy, USDA-NRCS

USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist for Alabama, Ben Malone, recently announced that January 25, 2019 will be the signup batching deadline for producers for Fiscal Year 2019 funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and initiatives offered through the program. Malone knows EQIP can help many producers in the state. EQIP Signup Underway in Alabama

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EQIP Signup Continues in Florida

Dan Economy, Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida reminds farmers, ranchers and forest owners across the state to know you can sign up now for funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Conservation Programs Specialist with Florida NRCS, Nathan Fikkert, notes while EQIP is a continuous signup program, this special batching period signup deadline is December 21. EQIP Signup …