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USDA Expands Drought Recovery Assistance to Livestock Producers in Additional Georgia Counties

Dan Agri-Business, Cattle, Funding, Livestock, USDA-FSA

The USDA Farm Service Agency in Georgia (FSA-GA) is now accepting applications in four additional eligible counties for the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) to provide financial assistance to eligible livestock producers for 2023 grazing losses due to a qualifying drought. This expands upon a previous announcement of eligibility for twenty Georgia counties. The deadline to apply for LFP assistance is January …

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Groups Express Concern About Disaster Relief Changes

Dan Agri-Business, Economy, Funding, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA)

The National Corn Growers and 16 state-affiliated associations joined more than 140 allied national, regional, and state commodity organizations opposing changes to USDA disaster relief. The groups sent a letter to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack relaying their concerns with the design of the Emergency Relief Program (ERP) for 2022. While the group showed appreciation for the allocation of $3.74 billion …

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Additional Georgia Counties Designated as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Agri-Business, Drought, Economy, Funding, Georgia, Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA), Weather

(GDA/Atlanta, GA/Nov. 16, 2023) — United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has issued a natural disaster declaration for five counties located in Southwest and Northeast Georgia following a sustained period of drought, adding to the fifteen Northwest Georgia Counties already declared primary natural disaster areas in recent weeks. Impacted counties include Decatur, Early, Miller, Seminole, and Union, which have sustained eight or …

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North Georgia Counties Designated as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Following Recent Drought

Dan Agri-Business, Drought, Economy, Funding, Georgia, Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA), Irrigation, Water, Weather

(GDAC/Atlanta, GA/Nov. 10, 2023) — United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has issued a natural disaster declaration for 11 Georgia counties following a sustained period of drought, adding to the four Northwest Georgia Counties already declared primary natural disaster areas last week. Impacted counties include Bartow, Cherokee, Dawson, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Lumpkin, Murray, Pickens, and Whitfield, which have sustained eight …

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New USDA Investment in Specialty Crop Research

Dan Agri-Business, Funding, Research, Specialty Crops

USDA is investing $70.2 million in the Specialty Crop Research Initiative to support nearly two dozen research and Extension projects. USDA Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small announced the funding on a call with reporters and described the kinds of projects that will be funded. “The awarded projects addressed key challenges of national, regional and multi state importance to the food …

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Ranking Date for RCPP Projects in Georgia is November 17

Dan Agri-Business, Conservation, Environment, Funding, Georgia, Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Georgia (NRCS-GA) reminds producers in the state that the ranking date for the conservation easement portions of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) is November 17, 2023. Interested producers must apply by that date for their application to be included in this batch of program funding. Georgia State Conservationist, Terrance O. Rudolph said, “RCPP is helping NRCS reach …

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Florida Agricultural Landowners Reminded to Apply for EQIP, CSP & RCCP

Dan Agri-Business, Conservation, Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Environment, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Florida, Forestry, Funding, Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida (NRCS-FL) wants to remind agricultural landowners in the state that they are still accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), climate-smart practices through EQIP and CSP funded by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), and the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). While NRCS accepts applications year-round, Florida producers and landowners need to apply by November 17, …

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USDA Streamlines Regional Conservation Partnership Program in Alabama

Dan Agri-Business, Alabama, Conservation, Environment, Funding, Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced improvements to the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) as well as an unprecedented $1 billion investment to advance partner-driven solutions to conservation on agricultural land through 81 projects. Partnership to Advance Climate-Resilient Longleaf Restoration and Conservation on Private Lands in Alabama and Georgia will receive $25,000,000 in funding over the next five years. RCPP leverages …

Hurricane Idalia

Hurricane Idalia Disaster Declaration Expanded in Georgia

Dan Agri-Business, Crop Insurance, Economy, Funding, Georgia, Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA)

(GDAC/Atlanta, GA/Nov. 8, 2023) — U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary (USDA) Tom Vilsack has issued a disaster declaration for 27 Georgia counties due to damage and losses caused by Hurricane Idalia on August 30, 2023. This declaration allows farmers, producers, and other eligible agricultural operations to apply for emergency disaster relief through the Farm Service Agency. “Hurricane Idalia caused significant …