Florida NRCS Reminds Producers about Organic Initiative

Dan Organic, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida wants to remind producers that the current Farm Bill provides financial and technical assistance to help producers transitioning to organic farming and certified organic producers meet their conservation goals. Monica Jones, a district conservationist in Alachua, Bradford, and Union counties, says the Organic Initiative is through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).

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Alabama NRCS Announces Signup Batching Deadline

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama has announced that October 20th is the signup batching date for producers for 2018 funding for various conservation programs. They include the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). Signup Batching Deadline Announced for Alabama’s Natural …

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Assistance Helps Florida Farmers Conserve Natural Resources

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida has announced that farmers, ranchers, and forest owners can now apply for financial and technical assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The signup period is open until November 17 for the fiscal year 2018 funding. Assistance Helps Farmers, Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources Application deadline for financial assistance Nov. 17 Florida farmers, …

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NRCS Programs Help with Hurricane Irma Recovery Efforts

Taylor Hillman USDA-NRCS

For those affected by Hurricane Irma, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters. For declared natural disasters that lead to imminent threats to life and property, NRCS can assist local government sponsors with the cost of implementing recovery efforts like debris removal and streambank stabilization to address natural resource concerns and …

Jimmy Osceola Wins Florida NRCS Native Art Competition

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

Story by Beverly Bidney, The Seminole Tribune An oil painting created by artist Jimmy Osceola depicting Seminoles at Lake Okeechobee won the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service poster contest in August. The theme of the competition was “Water is the Essential Element.” Osceola’s painting, titled “Big Water of Life”, will be printed on posters and distributed to the United States …

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Alabama NRCS Soil Quality Sign-Up Deadline is Monday

Dan Alabama, Soil, USDA-NRCS

Alabama landowners are being reminded that Monday, August 28th is the deadline to apply for funding to help you improve soil quality through a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist for Alabama, Ben Malone, says this is the result of a partnership between NRCS and the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee, …