USDA Invests in New Florida Project Spurring Innovation

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced it will invest more than $10.6 million for 22 new projects to help drive public- and private-sector innovation in conserving natural resources in 27 states, including Florida. The competitive Conservation Innovation Grants program helps spur development and adoption of new conservation approaches and technologies. USDA Invests in New Florida Project Spurring Innovation

Florida Family

Florida Family Grows a Tradition

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

From the kitchen table to the boardroom table, USDA brings people together across the nation for healthier food, natural resources, economic growth, jobs, and innovation. Every week, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) gives folks a chance to meet various farmers, producers, and landowners through their Fridays On The Farm stories. The latest version hi-lights a Florida farm family in north central part of …

longleaf pine

Longleaf Pine Program for Florida Landowners

Dan Florida, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

Florida landowners are encouraged to take part in the Longleaf Pine Landowner Incentive Program. The Florida Forest Service is accepting applications through Friday, July 13, 2018 from eligible, non-industrial private forest landowners. The program is supported through a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation with funding from various agencies including USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA Forest Service, and the U.S. …

client gateway

NRCS Offering Conservation Client Gateway

Dan Alabama, Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind farmers, ranchers and private landowners that many of the business issues they may need to take care of with NRCS can be done right there from their home or farm office. NRCS offers their secure online portal called Conservation Client Gateway. Through it you can request NRCS technical and financial assistance, review …


EWP Program Funding Helps in Aftermath of Hurricanes

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS, Water, Weather

Hurricane season is officially underway, and forecasters are predicting another busy season this year. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida wants landowners to know that if your area does suffer damage from a natural disaster, the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) can help. Program Funding Helps in Aftermath of Hurricanes


Hurricane Season Begins

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS, Weather

Program Funding Helps in Aftermath Forecasters are predicting another busy hurricane season this year, while Florida is still recovering from Hurricane Irma and Harvey. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) funded $93 million for 133 projects in 27 Florida counties damaged by Hurricane Irma and $570,000 for one project in one county from Hurricane Harvey. Projects will remove debris and stabilize stream-banks to …


Florida Ranch Tour Highlights Conservation Programs

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Conservation easement programs were discussed Thursday morning during a tour held at Blackbeard’s Ranch in Manatee County. The ranch is restoring and protecting critical wetlands through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). One of those participating in the tour was NRCS Acting Chief Leonard Jordan. He told Southeast AgNet that the project is a partnership effort. …


NRCS Florida Seeks Partners for Easement Restoration

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida is seeking assistance to complete restoration work of degraded wetlands, floodplains and forestlands. NRCS is requesting proposals from qualified individuals and organizations to implement restoration activities on eligible easement properties. NRCS Florida Seeks Partners for Easement Restoration