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Long-Time NRCS Employee Retiring

Dan USDA-NRCS

Here at Southeast AgNet, we’ve worked with many employees of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) over the years. But after serving in various positions over the past few decades, one of those employees will soon retire. Leonard Jordan has spent almost two years as NRCS acting chief, but recently told Randall Weiseman his time with the agency will end …

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Secretary Perdue Names NRCS Chief

Dan Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of Matthew J. “Matt” Lohr to serve as Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). In his role, Lohr will provide leadership for NRCS and its mission to support America’s farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners in their voluntary conservation efforts through a network of over …

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EQIP Provides Assistance to Farming Operations

Dan USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind farmers and ranchers about the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP). It provides financial and technical assistance to producers in addressing natural resource concerns and delivering environmental benefits like improved water and air quality. NRCS Acting Chief Leonard Jordan knows EQIP is working to help many landowners affected …

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NRCS Programs Help after Natural Disasters

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, USDA-NRCS

To help farmers and ranchers affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) staff in county, regional and state offices have been busy with a variety of programs to assist. One program through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama, Florida and Georgia has specific ways of helping. NRCS Acting Chief Leonard Jordan …

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EWP Helping Landowners Post Storm

Dan USDA-NRCS

Conservation programs available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are helping to assist landowners recovering from Hurricane Michael (natural disasters). Under Secretary for Food Production and Conservation, Bill Northey, wants landowners to know if your area suffered damage from the storm, the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) can help. EWP Helping Landowners Post Storm

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NRCS Programs Helping with Disaster Recovery Efforts

Dan USDA-NRCS

Conservation programs available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are helping to assist landowners recovering from Hurricane Michael. Bill Northey, Under Secretary for Food Production and Conservation, says this assistance is available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. NRCS Programs Helping with Disaster Recovery Efforts

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Special EQIP Signup Continues in Georgia

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia wants to remind farmers and ranchers who suffered damage to working lands and livestock mortality because of Hurricane Michael, sign up for financial and technical assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) ends November 16. Special EQIP Signup Continues in Georgia

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EWP Helps Landowners after a Natural Disaster

Dan USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind landowners that if your area suffered damage from Hurricane Michael, the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) can help relieve imminent hazards to life and property. EWP Helps Landowners after a Natural Disaster

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Farmer Details How Landowners Partner with Government for Conservation Success

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

Mississippi farmer Mike McCormick shared with Congress several examples of how private landowners partner effectively with state agencies to recover and conserve wildlife. McCormick, a cow/calf and timber farmer and president of the Mississippi Farm Bureau, spoke to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on behalf of the American Farm Bureau Federation. McCormick said one of several great …

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NRCS Helping Landowners Improve Soil Health

Dan Cotton, Soil, USDA-NRCS

Kenneth McAlister, a nationally recognized soil health champion from Texas, uses no-till and cover crops to diversify his operation and strengthen his bottom line. And when it comes to farming cotton, McAlister has his bases covered and most of his fields. In a story from USDA, he said “No-till really helped improve our soil health, but when we started planting …