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Conserving Working Lands and Wetlands Through ACEP

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind landowners that NRCS can provide financial and technical assistance to conserve working lands and wetlands through its Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). There are two components to this program, Agricultural Land Easements and Wetland Reserve Easements. NRCS Acting Chief Leonard Jordan says ACEP offers a lot of opportunities. Conserving Working Lands and …


Perdue Applauds Red Tape Reduction for Farmers

Dan Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue applauded the removal of a burdensome regulation that has long plagued family farms. The rule requiring producers to obtain Data Universal Number System (DUNS) and System for Award Management (SAM) numbers to participate in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) programs has been eliminated. Congress included this repeal in the …


Are Wetland Easements Right for You?


Here is a question for landowners across the Southeast….could a Wetland Easement be right for you? Those who would like to restore and protect wetlands on their property can get help from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) by enrolling in a conservation easement. Are Wetland Easements Right for You

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NRCS Celebrating Public Service Recognition Week


USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is proud to take part in the annual Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW). Celebrated the first week of May since 1985, PSRW is organized annually by the Public Employees Roundtable (PER) and its member organizations to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees. Government …


DUNS and SAM Requirements for Farmers Nixed


USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants financial assistance program participants to know they will no longer need a Dun and Bradstreet Universal Number System (DUNS) number, or to register in the System for Award Management (SAM). This is effectively immediately, as the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, or 2018 Omnibus Bill signed back in March eliminated these requirements. DUNS …


Renewal Options Available for Expiring CSP Contracts

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind participants with existing Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contracts that expire on December 31, 2018, you can renew those contracts for an additional five years. But the deadline to renew is April 13. Renewal Options Available for Expiring CSP Contracts

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2018 USDA Ag Outlook Forum Offers Pre-Forum Field Trips on Farming and Research

Dan Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

Experience farming and ag research first hand with two Pre-Forum Field Trips prior to the 2018 Agricultural Outlook Forum. Early arrivals may take part in two tour options on Wednesday, Feb. 21; the Forum takes place on Feb. 22-23 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Crystal City, Virginia. Clagett Farm in Upper Marlboro, Md. will host a farm conservation tour …