USDA Working with Landowners to Restore Longleaf Pine Forests

Dan Forestry, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to help private landowners across the Southeast restore and protect 400,000 acres of longleaf pine forests through their new two-year implementation strategy. NRCS Acting Chief Leonard Jordan wants landowners to know they are furthering ongoing efforts to use existing Farm Bill programs and other resources to increase the abundance and improve the health …

Urban Agriculture Conservation Grants Awarded

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

The National Association of Conservation Districts, in partnership with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, has awarded $1 million in grants to 19 conservation districts in 14 states to boost technical assistance capacity for urban agriculture and conservation projects. “Our work as conservationists has evolved since the Dust Bowl when many of our nation’s 3,000 conservation districts were first established,” NACD …

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Natural Resource Meeting Explains Farm Bill Programs, Seeks Recommendations

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

Meeting Date Changed to Aug. 15 In an effort to assist agricultural producers in meeting their land management goals while protecting our natural resources,  the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will conduct a State Technical Advisory Committee meeting Aug. 15, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Doyle Conner Agriculture Building Auditorium.  Located at …

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NRCS Florida to Host Meeting Explaining Farm Bill Programs

Dan Farm Bill, Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida invites producers and landowners from across the state to attend their State Technical Advisory Committee meeting. It will be held August 17, starting at 10 a.m. at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Doyle Conner Agriculture Building Auditorium in Gainesville.

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USDA to Work With Landowners to Restore Longleaf Pine Forests on Private Lands

Dan Forestry, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) released a two-year implementation strategy to help private landowners restore and protect 400,000 acres of longleaf pine forests, a unique but imperiled landscape of the Southeast. Through the strategy, NRCS furthers its ongoing effort to use existing Farm Bill programs and other resources to increase the abundance and improve the …

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Hurricane Season Begins

Dan USDA-NRCS, Weather

Federal Program Protects Public Safety While forecasters are predicting an active hurricane season this year, workers are finishing repairs from Hurricane Matthew. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, (NRCS) has provided $1,487,887 for Putnam, Volusia, and Seminole counties to remove debris in canals, ditches, and streams to prevent flooding homes, businesses, roads, and utilities.  Another $769,523 will fund stabilizing streambanks in …

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Georgia Receives Conservation Innovation Grants

Dan Environment, Georgia, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced they will award more than $22.6 million through the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program to drive public and private sector innovation in resource conservation. Georgia will receive funding for various projects totaling well over $2 million.