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Florida Ag Land Conservation Easement Signup Underway

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida has announced that applications to fund agricultural easements in Florida are being accepted until April 25. NRCS provides financial and technical assistance to conserve working lands and wetlands through two programs, the Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) and Wetland Reserve Easements (WRE). Through WRE, agricultural landowners and Indian tribes can apply to restore wetlands, protect …

Florida Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Workshop

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida invites landowners to attend an Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Workshop in Live Oak on March 15th. At the event, you will be able to learn how conservation easements can help your ag operation. This free event will be held at the John Hale Park Community Center in Live Oak starting at 9:00am. For …

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Flatwoods Fire and Nature Festival

Dan Education, Florida, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida invites everyone to attend the Flatwoods Fire and Nature Festival, January 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the University of Florida’s Austin Cary Forest off Waldo Road in Gainesville, FL. During the family-friendly festival, you can enjoy prescribed fire demonstrations, fire ecology tours, live wildlife, live music, food trucks, exhibits, quail mascot Burner …

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New “Ask NRCS” Brochure for Organic Farmers

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida wants organic producers to know there is a new booklet that was developed to assist in communicating about NRCS programs organic production. The new “Ask NRCS” brochure covers a variety of natural resource concerns and conservation practices including soils, water, air, plants, animals and energy.  Conservation technical assistance through NRCS helps farmers and ranchers address …

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Restoring a Species: Northern Bobwhite Quail

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

Sportsmen were alarmed, landowners worried as they watched the northern bobwhite population plummet at the turn of the century. In the last 50 years, annual populations are down 85 percent in the United States. Habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation on a continental scale has silenced its iconic call across rural America. In Florida, a former private hunting plantation is leading the …

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Florida NRCS Signup Deadline is Friday

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until December 21 for financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for fiscal year 2019 funding. While applications are accepted on a continuous basis for all programs, funding selections are typically made once a year. Through EQIP, agricultural landowners may receive financial and technical assistance to improve …

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Restoring a Species: Northern Bobwhite Quail

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

Sportsmen were alarmed, landowners worried as they watched the northern bobwhite population plummet at the turn of the century. In the last 50 years, annual populations are down 85 percent in the United States. Habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation on a continental scale has silenced its iconic call across rural America. In Florida, a former private hunting plantation is leading the …