Protecting Florida Land Program

Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award Winners Announced by FDACS

Dan Environment, Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)

(FDACS/Tallahassee, FL/Oct. 25, 2022) — Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) are proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award. The program, created in 1994, highlights environmentally innovative farming practices across different parts of Florida’s agricultural industry. This year’s winners will be honored at the Commissioner’s Breakfast on Friday, October 28th, during …

New Zealand

New Zealand Plans to Tax Cow Methane

Dan Cattle, Economy, Environment, Greenhouse Gas, This Land of Ours

New Zealand is the Latest Country to Tax Cow Burps. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. New Zealand farmers recently gathered in towns and cities across the country to protest against the government’s plan to tax “agricultural emissions.” Reuters says the government confirmed plans to price agricultural gases and biogenic methane, which it says come from cow and …


Farmers, Ag Organizations Against EPA Proposal

Dan Agri-Business, Environment, Field Crops, Regulation, Specialty Crops, Sugar, USDA-EPA, Vegetables

More than 16,000 farmers and agricultural organizations recently united against EPA’s proposed revision to its 2020 atrazine registration review decision. The farmers and agricultural organizations representing corn, citrus, grain sorghum, sugar cane, and other crops, submitted comments calling for the agency to base decisions on credible scientific evidence. Efforts to help farmers speak out against the proposal were coordinated by …

Emergency Watershed Protection

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 …


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 …

Cattle Industry Convention

NCBA Sees Wins as Stopping Bad Ideas

Dan Cattle, Environment, Greenhouse Gas, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) says stopping bad ideas for them, is a ‘win’…and their CEO Colin Woodall says NCBA’s been busy trying to do that. Woodall says sometimes winning isn’t passing things, but stopping them, including burdensome greenhouse gas reporting. “Such as being able to fight back against the SEC rule…in things such as, making sure that legislation was not …


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 …


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 …


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 …