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Florida NRCS Working with Conservation Partners

conservation proposalsUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida is accepting pre-proposals from conservation partners for fiscal year 2018 funding through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program. And according to NRCS Associate Chief for Conservation, Leonard Jordan, they continue to promote conservation programs through partnerships. Read the rest of this entry »

Urban High Tunnel Initiative Announced in Alabama

urban high tunnelA new initiative focused on addressing urban conservation in Alabama’s urban areas has been announced. It’s called the Urban High Tunnel Initiative, a collaborative effort between USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama and the Federation of Southern Cooperatives. Hear the report and learn more.

Florida RCPP Proposal Deadline Reminder

rccpConservation partners in Florida like private industry, non-government organizations, Indian tribes, state and local governments, water districts, and universities are being reminded you have just a few weeks left to submit pre-proposals for fiscal year 2018 funding through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program. Pre-proposals for RCPP are due April 21. Read the rest of this entry »

RCPP Project in Alabama Increasing Soil Quality

alabama-nrcsUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama is still accepting proposals for Fiscal Year 2018 Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) funding, but only for just about six more weeks, as pre-proposals are due April 21. NRCS Assistant State Conservationist for Programs in Alabama, Steve Musser, has an example of a recent RCPP project through the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee concerning soil quality.


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Georgia NRCS Invites Producers to Learn about Programs

nrcs-usda-logoUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia wants to remind producers that while batching signup periods for certain programs come and go, all of the programs they offer have continuous signups. Here’s NRCS State Conservationist, Terrance Rudolph.


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Florida RCPP Workshop is Next Week

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USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida will be holding a Regional Conservation Partnership Program Workshop on March 15th in Kissimmee. The event is designed to provide those attending with information on how to apply for financial assistance for landscape-scale conservation through RCPP.


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Alabama NRCS Reminds Producers about Conservation Client Gateway

nrcseprd382412USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama encourages farmers and landowners in the state who have yet to try their new secure online portal, called Conservation Client Gateway, to do so. Alabama State Conservationist Ben Malone says this is a way to take care of business through NRCS without having to stop by your local office.


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Seminole Pride Markets Success

History, Tradition Drive New Business Model

By: Renee Bodine

closingFor a member of the Seminole Tribe, being a rancher isn’t what you do, it’s who you are.

Every Seminole owns cattle, and the herd is praised in traditional ceremonies and songs. Until recently, most children grew up riding horses as soon as they could walk and participated in 4-H. Calf ropers and bull riders were their heroes.

Native Americans were the nation’s first cowboys. When the Spanish unloaded cattle onto American soil in the 1500s, the Seminole’s ancestors were there. For the next three hundred years the tribe bred and managed vast herds in Florida, often protecting them from rustling settlers. Then the US Indian Removal Act caused three wars and drove the Seminoles into the Everglades to hide. Although the tribe earned the title of the “Unconquered” for not signing a treaty with the US, 50 years of fighting took a toll on the members and herd.
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Alabama NRCS Reminds Landowners about Long Leaf Pine Initiative

AlabamaWhile the regional drought monitor looks much better today than it did a few weeks ago, there are still many areas in the Northern half of Alabama in the severe to extreme drought category. And Tim Albritton, state staff forester with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama, knows some forest owners have been able to fair the drought a bit better than others. Read the rest of this entry »

Alabama SWCC Partnering through RCPP Project

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USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama continues to accept proposals for Fiscal Year 2018 Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) funding. And Executive Director of the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee, Dr. William Puckett, talks about a RCPP project they are involved with. Read the rest of this entry »

Application Deadline for Florida Agricultural Land Easements is Friday

signup alabama florida georgia friday csp nrcs application deadlineUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida reminds landowners the application deadline for Agricultural Land Easements is this Friday, February 24 for fiscal year 2017 funding. Read the rest of this entry »

Florida NRCS to Hold RCPP Workshop

conservation proposalsUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida will be holding a Regional Conservation Partnership Program Workshop on March 15 in Kissimmee. This event will give those interested more information about the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Read the rest of this entry »

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