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Enrollment for CSP Grassland Conservation Initiative Ends Friday

Dan Cattle, Livestock, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind landowners the extended deadline to enroll in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) Grassland Conservation Initiative is this Friday, November 8, 2019. The program is available to producers with base acreage that has been in grass or grasslands over a nine-year period, rather than planted with commodity crops. Eligible producers may have received a …

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NRCS Program Helping to Build Healthy Forests

Dan Forestry, 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 offer strong support for conservation efforts of America’s farmers and ranchers. One of those programs is the Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP). It helps landowners restore, enhance and protect forestland resources on private and tribal lands through easements and …

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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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RCPP Partner Portal is Now Open and Accepting Applications

Dan Drought, Environment, Soil, USDA-NRCS, Water

We told you last week that USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) had announced the launch of the updated Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Potential partners are encouraged to submit proposals that will improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. This week, NRCS put out a reminder that the RCPP Partner Portal is open …

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USDA Investing in Recreational Public Access on Private Lands

Dan USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced they will make up to $50 million available to help create or expand state government and tribal programs that encourage landowners and land managers to allow public access to their land for hunting, fishing and other wildlife-dependent recreation. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting proposals from state governments and tribes …

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NRCS Implementing 2018 Farm Bill Programs

Dan Environment, Farm Bill, Legislative, USDA-NRCS

The 2018 Farm Bill was enacted back in December, and since then, 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. NRCS offers financial and technical assistance through conservation practices, activities and enhancements to help producers make and maintain improvements on their land. The Environmental Quality …

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Emergency Watershed Protection Program

Dan USDA-NRCS, Water

With Hurricane Dorian working its way up the Eastern Coast, and the fact we are nearing the peak of the 2019 Hurricane Season, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind landowners should your area suffer damage from a natural disaster, their Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) can help relieve imminent hazards to life and property caused by not …

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SoilWeb 2.0 App Update Available

Dan Soil, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind producers about their recent release of the iOS and Android SoilWeb app, version 2.0. The app now has a cleaner and more modern interface with GPS-location-based links to access detailed digital soil survey data (SSURGO) published by the NRCS for most of the U.S. The SoilWeb app provides users with information relating …

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NRCS Continues Promoting Soil Health

Dan Environment, Soil, USDA-NRCS

Soil health, also referred to as soil quality, is defined as the continued capacity of soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals, and humans. And USDA’s National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) continues to promote the benefits and importance of soil health. Plus, this year the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is celebrating its fifth anniversary and the foundational collaborations that developed …

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Feral Swine Eradication Signup Ends Monday

Dan Pork, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind potential project applicants that the call for proposals for the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program (FSCP) ends Monday, August 19. The first round of pilot projects are being offered in 10 states, those with the with the highest feral swine populations. This does include Alabama, Florida and Georgia. FSCP is implemented jointly by NRCS …