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Alabama NRCS 2020 Conservation Easements Program Sign-Up

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants landowners across the state to know the 2020 Agricultural Conservation Easements Program Wetland Reserve Easement (ACEP-WRE) sign-up deadline is March 23, 2020. This signup is for farmers, ranchers and private landowners to apply for financial and technical assistance. NRCS is encouraging Alabama producers and private landowners to submit their applications as soon as …

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Alabama NRCS Announces 2020 CSP Sign-Up

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama has announced the 2020 Conservation Stewardship Program Classic and Renewal (CStP) sign-up for farmers, ranchers and private landowners to apply for financial and technical assistance. The application deadline for renewals is March 20, 2020 and May 29, 2020 for the classic sign-up. NRCS accepts CStP applications throughout the year but makes funding selections at …

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Alabama NRCS Offers Easement Programs to Landowners

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama offers easement programs to landowners who want to maintain or enhance their land in a way that is beneficial to agriculture and/or the environment. All easement programs are voluntary, as NRCS provides technical help and financial assistance, but local landowners and organizations are needed to make these programs successful. Easement programs include both the …

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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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Alabama Riparian Habitat Initiative Signup Ends Monday

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama, wants to remind producers the Riparian Habitat Initiative signup ends Monday, July 8. NRCS, in partnership with the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee, is accepting applications for the new initiative, which is focused on improving water quality and improving riparian area habitat through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The intent of the …

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Alabama NRCS Announces Riparian Habitat Initiative

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama, in partnership with the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee, has announced a new initiative focused on improving water quality and improving riparian area habitat through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The intent of the initiative is to help landowners limit livestock access to streams, creeks, rivers and other sensitive riparian areas …

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Alabama White Oak Initiative Sign-Up Ends Monday

Dan Alabama, Forestry

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama reminds landowners in the Northern part of the state the signup deadline for the new initiative focused on increasing the number of White Oak Timber stands is Monday, June 3. White oak is an important component of Alabama’s forests due to the high value of the wood for veneer, cooperage (bourbon barrels), flooring, cabinet-making, …

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Conservation Client Gateway Helping Alabama Farmers

Dan Alabama, Environment, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants to remind farmers about their secure online portal, Conservation Client Gateway. Alabama State Conservationist, Ben Malone, says this is a great way to take care of business without having to visit your local NRCS office.  Malone notes your local NRCS office can help get you started, or learn more on their website, al.nrcs.usda.gov.

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NRCS Announces White Oak Initiative Sign-Up in North Alabama

Dan Alabama, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama has announced the White Oak Initiative, which is focused on increasing the number of white oak timber stands in the northern part of the state. According to the U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Inventory, white oak regeneration is not keeping pace with the amount of white oak timber being harvested. And if this trend is …

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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 …