Conservation 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 »
USDA’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.
USDA’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.
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.
USDA’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.
For 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. Read the rest of this entry »
Harold Browning, chief operations officer at the Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), provides an overview of activities at the recent International Research Conference on HLB held in Orlando. The conference was hosted by Florida Citrus Mutual, with much assistance from CRDF. “There were nearly 500 participants from 24 countries” including for the first time […]
A new tarping regulation for citrus loads was put on hold by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Ag leaders say the industry should still make plans to comply, since the rules will soon be enforced. An enforcement date has not been announced, but could come as soon as April 1. The new […]