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NRCS Implementing EQIP through 2018 Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, USDA-NRCS

Since the 2018 Farm Bill was enacted back in December, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has been working to implement programs that offers strong support for conservation efforts of America’s farmers and ranchers. They offer financial and technical assistance through conservation practices, activities and enhancements to help producers make and maintain improvements on their land. One of the most …

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Other USDA Disaster-Recovery Assistance

Dan Economy, USDA-NRCS

This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). But due to the fact grazing and livestock losses, other than milk losses, are covered by other disaster-recovery programs, those losses are not eligible for WHIP+. But …

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Promoting EQIP and CSP in Alabama

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants to remind producers across the state all of the programs they offer have continuous signup. Alabama State Conservationist, Ben Malone, says that includes both the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).

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Saving Florida’s Treasured Wetlands

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Many living in the state of Florida understand why wetlands are treasures of the state. But according to the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, nearly half of 20.3 million wetland acres have been lost since settlers began draining and diking wetlands in the 19th century. And of course the growing population threatens what remains. So USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation service …

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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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USDA Sign Up in Georgia Ends Friday

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Georgia wants farmers, ranchers and forestland owners who suffered damage to working lands due to Hurricane Michael, the sign up to seek assistance for USDA program funding ends Friday, April 19. Through NRCS, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) can help producers address natural resource concerns that can result on their own or after a …

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Alabama EQIP Signup Deadline is Next Week

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist for Alabama, Ben Malone, wants to remind landowners in the state that the signup batching deadline for Fiscal Year 2019 for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and initiatives offered through the program is April 25. With EQIP programs, eligible producers may receive a payment based on the statewide average cost of the installation …

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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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Alabama EQIP Signup Deadline Nearing

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama reminds landowners the signup batching deadline for Fiscal Year 2019 funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is April 25th. This EQIP signup includes wildlife, forestry, cropland erosion, cropland irrigation, grazing land, and water quality concerns. Plus, there are National and Statewide initiatives included, like Alabama Soil Health, Feral Swine Management, Working Lands …

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USDA Sign Up for Georgians Affected by Hurricane Michael

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

Georgia state leaders for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind farmers, ranchers and forestland owners who suffered damage to working lands due to Hurricane Michael but were not eligible for previous sign ups, you have until April 19th to seek assistance for the USDA programs right for you. Georgia State Conservationist, Terrance Rudolph with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service …