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Conservation Client Gateway Helping Alabama Farmers

Dan Alabama, Environment, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants to remind farmers about their secure online portal, Conservation Client Gateway. Alabama State Conservationist, Ben Malone, says this is a great way to take care of business without having to visit your local NRCS office.  Malone notes your local NRCS office can help get you started, or learn more on their website, al.nrcs.usda.gov.

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Conservation Stewardship Program Signup Deadline Is Friday

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind landowners the current signup deadline for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is May 10. This signup is for new enrollments and contract extensions in fiscal year 2019. The 2018 farm bill made several changes to this conservation program, which includes high ranking applications are now based on …

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CSP Signup Deadline Nearing

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

Landowners are being reminded the signup deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for 2019 funding is May 10. CSP, through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), is the largest conservation program in the U.S. with more than 70 million acres of productive agricultural and forest land enrolled. Tyron Spearman has more details.

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Conservation Stewardship Program Signup Period Ends May 10

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind landowners the signup deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for 2019 funding is May 10. The 2018 farm bill made several changes to this conservation program; high ranking applications are now based on dollars rather than acres. NRCS Chief Matt Lohr explains. Lohr …

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Alabama EQIP Signup Deadline Is Thursday

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama reminds landowners the signup batching deadline for fiscal 2019 funding for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is Thursday, April 25. This signup includes programs involving wildlife, forestry, cropland erosion, cropland irrigation, grazing land and water-quality concerns. Plus, there are national and statewide initiatives also included like …

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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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CSP Signup Period Continues

Dan USDA-NRCS

Landowners are being reminded the signup for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for 2019 funding runs until May 10. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is now enrolling eligible, high ranking applications based on dollars rather than acres. NRCS Deputy Chief Jimmy Bramblett says this program originally was known as the Conservation Security Program.

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Two More Weeks to Comment on Conservation Practice Standards

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

Landowners interested in making public comments on how to improve conservation practice standards that support programs like the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), are reminded you have until April 25 to do so. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is currently accepting public input on existing national conservation practice standards as part of implementing the 2018 Farm Bill. Over 150 …

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New CSP Signup Period Underway

Dan USDA-NRCS

The next signup deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for 2019 funding is May 10. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest up to $700 million for new enrollments and contract extensions in fiscal year 2019. The 2018 farm bill made several changes to this critical conservation program, which includes high …