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Railcar Helps Bridge Lifelong Access Goal

Dan AgNeTVideo, USDA-NRCS

Jeff Mack had a lifelong goal to get a bridge on his land to improve access to his cattle in the winter months. The Natural Resources Conservation Service used their EQIP program to facilitate that goal by repurposing a railcar and giving better and more reliable access to the property. Taylor Hillman Facebook Twitter AgNet Media Operations Manager and Farm …

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Signup Batching Deadline Announced for Alabama’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Landscape Initiatives

Dan Alabama, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist for Alabama Ben Malone announced that October 19, 2018 is the signup batching date for producers for 2019 program funding for the following national landscape initiatives: Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) which includes only 3 national landscape initiatives identified below. These include: Gopher Tortoise Habitat Improvement: includes forestry practices and prescribed burning for pre-commercial thinning. …

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NRCS Providing Financial Assistance

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

Farmers and ranchers looking to make improvements to land you own or lease need to check with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). They offer voluntary programs to eligible landowners and producers that provide financial and technical assistance to help manage natural resources sustainably. Through these programs NRCS approves contracts that provide financial assistance in helping plan and implement conservation practices …

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EQIP Providing Assistance to Many Farming Operations

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has various programs that can benefit producers and landowners in many ways. One is the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP), which provides financial and technical assistance to producers in addressing natural resource concerns and delivering environmental benefits like improved water and air quality. NRCS Acting Chief Leonard Jordan has more. …

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Florida NRCS Offers Sign-up for Tri-State Conservation Project

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications from agricultural producers until April 30 for a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project that enhances climate resiliency. The Climate Resiliency for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia” project in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint and Ochlockonee River Basins is led by the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District. The project area covers more than …

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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. …

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NRCS Reminds Landowners about EQIP

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has a variety of programs that can benefit producers and landowners in many ways. One of those is the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP). It provides financial and technical assistance to producers in order to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality. NRCS Acting Chief Leonard …