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Georgia Farmers Using Irrigator Pro

Dan Georgia, Irrigation, USDA-NRCS, Water

Across the country farmers are looking for innovative ways to conserve water while maintaining or boosting crop yields, and leading farmers are helping others manage water more efficiently. Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District members in Southwest Georgia have used a Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia to partner with other like-minded groups to advance …

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Florida Conservation Easement Signup Deadline Is Thursday

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida reminds landowners the deadline to apply for funding of agricultural easements in the state is Thursday, April 25. NRCS provides financial and technical assistance to conserve working lands and wetlands through two programs: Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) and Wetland Reserve Easements (WRE). Agricultural landowners and Indian tribes can …

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Calling for CIG Proposals in Georgia

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

State Conservationist Terrance Rudolph, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia, announced up to $300,000 is available for the Georgia State Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program. This year’s CIG will help fund innovative conservation projects in three focus areas: grazing lands, urban agriculture and soil health. CIG projects, authorized and funded under the Environmental …

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USDA Invests in New Florida Project Spurring Innovation

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced it will invest more than $10.6 million for 22 new projects to help drive public- and private-sector innovation in conserving natural resources in 27 states, including Florida. The competitive Conservation Innovation Grants program helps spur development and adoption of new conservation approaches and technologies. USDA Invests in New Florida Project Spurring Innovation

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NRCS Hosting CIG Webinar Thursday

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind landowners they are making $10 million available for new Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) nationwide, but grant proposals are due February 26, 2018. And NRCS is hosting a webinar for potential CIG applicants this Thursday at 4 p.m. Eastern. NRCS Hosting CIG Webinar Thursday

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USDA Commits $10 Million to Innovative Conservation Projects

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

Proposals sought for grazing lands, organic systems, soil health USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is making $10 million available for new Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) nationwide. Grant proposals are due Feb. 26, 2018.  This year funding focuses on three areas: Grazing Lands: Helping livestock producers make grazing management decisions, encouraging prescribed burning as a grazing management practice, and improving …

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USDA Seeks Applications for $10 Million in Conservation Innovation Grants

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

Funding is available in three focus areas, including grazing lands, organic systems and soil health USDA is offering grants for innovative ideas for conservation strategies and technologies. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest $10 million in the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program, funding innovative conservation projects in three focus areas: grazing lands, organic systems and soil health. …