Friday, July 28 is the application deadline for Alabama landowners impacted by last year’s extreme drought to apply for funding. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama will be providing dollars to eligible landowners through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).
When the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee out together their budget, it included funding for two key export programs. Tyron Spearman has the story.
Many in agriculture continue efforts to make sure Congress is well aware of what is needed in the next Farm Bill, and that includes the cotton industry. But president and CEO of the National Cotton Council, Dr. Gary Adams, also knows there are funding issues important to the industry and he looks at a few of those.
More than 220 agriculture, wildlife, and conservation organizations from across the country sent a letter urging the House and Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittees to protect farm bill conservation funding in fiscal year (FY) 2018. The groups, which included the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), and the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation …
USDA Announces $4.5 Million for Higher Education Support The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of $4.5 million in funding to help higher education institutions teach the next generation of food and agricultural science professionals. Funding is made through NIFA’s Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program.
Ag groups and farm-state lawmakers are already making the case for more funding in the next farm bill due to the current state of the farm economy. However, groups like the Heritage Foundation, the Environmental Working Group, and Taxpayers for Common Sense gave testimony this week against the idea of more funding.
Reduced spending under the 2014 farm bill contributed greatly to the nation’s deficit reduction effort. However, additional cuts to the 2018 farm bill would present perils on many fronts, a diverse coalition today told congressional appropriations and budget leaders.
The talent pipeline for the agricultural workforce begins well before college, and today the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced the availability of $858,500 in funding to strengthen K-14 education in the food, agriculture, natural resources, and human (FANH) sciences.