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USDA Offers Expanded Conservation Program Opportunities to Support Climate-Smart Agriculture in Fiscal Year 2023

Dan Alabama, Conservation, Environment, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama is announcing an expanded opportunity for climate-smart agriculture in 2023. Updates include statewide availability of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Conservation Incentive Contracts. These improvements to NRCS’ working lands conservation programs, combined with continued program opportunities in Alabama, are part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s broader effort to support climate-smart agriculture. “Climate change is happening, …

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NRCS Programs Underway in New Fiscal Year

Dan Conservation, Environment, USDA-NRCS

Efforts to streamline and build upon USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) programs and services were a part of the preparations for the new fiscal year that started October First. NRCS Chief Terry Cosby says this was helped by funding through the inflation reduction act. He wants to remind producers and landowners about the conservation technical assistance that NRCS provides. Cosby notes how …

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EQIP Signup Continues in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Conservation, Environment, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama recently announced signup is underway for Fiscal Year 2023 Farm Bill Easement and Financial Assistance Programs. This includes the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and EQIP Conservation Incentive Contracts. EQIP provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface …

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USDA NRCS in Georgia Offers Conservation Funding Opportunities

Dan Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE), Conservation, Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Environment, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Georgia, Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia has several assistance opportunities for agricultural producers and private landowners for key programs. This includes the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) and the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Through these conservation programs, NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to help producers and landowners make conservation improvements on their land that benefit natural …

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Florida NRCS Helping Communities through EWP

Dan Conservation, Economy, Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program, Environment, Irrigation, USDA-NRCS, Water

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida wants to pass along information about the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program. After a natural disaster like Hurricane Ian, through EWP NRCS offers help to alleviate hazards to life and property. Florida NRCS State Conservationist, Juan C. Hernandez, explains who this program is designed for. Public and private landowners are eligible for assistance, but must …

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Sign-Up Underway for RCPP Projects in Georgia

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

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia, along with partner groups, is conducting a sign-up for four regionally-focused conservation projects funded through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). This includes Project ID# 1960 – The Red Hills to the Coast, Connecting Land. This state project was developed in conjunction with Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy. The …

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USDA-NRCS Providing Conservation Programs in the New Fiscal Year

Dan Conservation, Environment, USDA-NRCS

Efforts to streamline and build upon USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) programs and services have been a part of preparations as the new fiscal year is underway. NRCS Chief, Terry Cosby, discusses how his agency has been studying how to build upon traditional conservation programs while serving many who would like to apply. To learn more about how the …

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Two Major Conservation Program Sign-up Deadlines in Florida is Friday

Dan Conservation, Environment, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Florida, Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), USDA-NRCS

Here’s a reminder from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida that the deadline to apply for two of its major conservation programs is Friday, October 7. They are the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The original September 2 deadline, previously extended to September 30, was extended to this Friday to allow farmers, ranchers, and non-industrial private forestland …

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USDA-NRCS in Georgia Announces Two Program Sign-Ups

Dan Climate Change, Conservation, Environment, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Forestry, Georgia, Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia has announced that two program sign-ups are underway. NRCS and partner groups have a sign-up for four regionally-focused conservation projects being funded through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Each project has unique objectives and boundaries, but the ranking date for all eligible producers in these project areas to apply is November 4, 2022. To learn …

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Application Deadline for CIG Classic Program is October 11

Dan Conservation, Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG), USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be investing $15 million in the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) Classic program. Through CIG, grantees work to address our nation’s water quality, water quantity, air quality, soil health and wildlife habitat challenges, all while supporting agricultural production. But a reminder, applications are being accepted until October 11, 2022. This year’s funding priorities are climate-smart …