NRCS Alabama Announces Sign-Up for Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

Dan Alabama, Environment, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist for Alabama, Ben Malone, announced that eligible producers interested in the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program’s Wetlands Reserve Easements (WRE) and Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) components should apply for program funds by January 19, 2018 at their local NRCS service center. Under the Wetlands Reserve Easements component, financial assistance is available for landowners …


Waiting for Northey Confirmation to Announce NRCS Chief


One post involving agriculture that has yet to be filled in Washington D.C. is Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). And Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman that announcement won’t be made until the confirmation of another USDA post takes place. Waiting for Northey Confirmation to Announce NRCS Chief


EQIP Funding Sign Up for Florida Producers Affected by Irma

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida wants to remind agricultural producers in the state that a special Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) signup is underway to help producers who suffered damage from Hurricane Irma. This signup, which runs until December 28th, is to receive both financial and technical assistance for conservation practices designed to specifically address natural …

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USDA Disaster Assistance and Hurricane Recovery Workshops Continue

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA Service Centers in Florida counties impacted by Hurricane Irma continue to hold disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshops for farmers and ranchers. During these workshops, representatives from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) present information on the various disaster assistance programs and resources available for farmers, ranchers, and rural communities.


USDA Invests in 48 Projects in Local Watersheds

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS, Water

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to invest in 48 new, multi-year projects that aim to build vital infrastructure while conserving natural resources in 20 states or territories through the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Program. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) works with local groups to help prevent floods, protect watersheds, improve agricultural water management and enhance wildlife habitat through …


USDA Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that over $9.6 billion in payments will be made, beginning this week, to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing approximately $8 billion in payments under the ARC and PLC programs for the 2016 crop year, and …