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Longleaf Pine Initiative for Southeast Landowners

Dan Florida, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

Longleaf pine once covered 90 million acres from Texas to Florida, but today only 3 percent of the habitat remains. So the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind landowners about the Longleaf Pine Initiative, which provides financial and technical assistance for conservation practices to help restore longleaf pine forests and enhance existing stands. Leonard …

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USDA Offers Renewal Options for Expiring Conservation Stewardship Contracts

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to renew their Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contract. Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps private landowners build their business while implementing conservation practices that help ensure the sustainability of their entire operation. Participants with existing CSP contracts expiring on Dec. 31, 2018 can access the benefits of …

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Work to Save Florida’s Wetland Acres

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

According to a U.S Fish and Wildlife Service report, nearly half of Florida’s 20.3 million wetland acres have been lost since settlers began draining and diking them back in the 19th century. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida wants to make sure landowners are familiar with the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), which helps preserve and restore these …

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Assistance Available to Florida Agricultural Producers through CSP

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps private landowners build their business while implementing conservation practices that help ensure the sustainability of their entire operation. NRCS plans to enroll up to 10 million acres in CSP in 2018. While applications …