Alabama Irrigation Assistance Signup Runs through July 31

Dan Alabama, Environment, Irrigation, Soil, Water

A signup is underway in parts of Alabama for those interested in financial assistance for new irrigation systems. Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee (SWCC) Assistant Executive Director, Ashley Henderson, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman this signup will run until July 31st. To learn more about the Alabama Irrigation Initiative, click here.


USDA Investing to Expand Measurement and Monitoring of Soil Carbon on Working Agricultural Lands

Dan Environment, Greenhouse Gas, Soil, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $8 million in four regional partnerships across the nation to support and expand measurement and monitoring of carbon in soil on working agricultural lands and to assess how climate-smart practices are affecting carbon sequestration. Here in the Southeast, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be working with American Climate Partners on a regional …

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NRCS Seeks Proposals for Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership

Dan Conservation, Environment, Soil, USDA-NRCS

You only have about two more months to get in a proposal for the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership. Proposals are developed through a collaborative process between the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Forest Service and local partners. Past partners have included county, state, non-governmental, Tribal, utilities or private individual stakeholders. NRCS and Forest Service national offices will evaluate the …


It’s Earth Day: Anniversary of the Birth of the Modern Environmental Movement

Dan Conservation, Environment, Pollinators, Soil, This Land of Ours

Today, April 22nd is Earth Day. More about that coming up on This Land of Ours. Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. Earth Day was first observed on April 22, 1970. Earlier this month Pique Action and announced a strategic partnership as part of the ‘Invest In …


Seeking Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award Nominations

Dan Citrus, Conservation, Environment, Pollinators, Soil

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has opened the nomination period for the 2022 Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award. Nominations must be submitted to FDACS by April 15, 2022. Get the nomination form here. “Through work in soil and conservation, pesticide and nutrient management, wildlife habitat conservation, and so much more … significant environmental contributions are the backbone of Florida’s thriving agriculture …


GCC, UGA Extension Remind Growers About the Importance of Soil Sampling

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission, Soil

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) and University of Georgia Extension remind growers about the importance of soil sampling this time of year. With fertilizer prices skyrocketing in recent months, producers need to have a plan about what nutrients are needed in their soils, says Glen Harris, University of Georgia (UGA) Professor and Extension Agronomist in Environmental Soil …


USDA Launches First Phase of Soil Carbon Monitoring Efforts

Dan Environment, Soil, Soil, USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced they will invest?$10?million?in?a new initiative to sample, measure, and monitor soil carbon on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres. The investment seeks to better quantify the climate outcomes of the program. USDA says CRP is an important tool in the Nation’s fight to reduce the worst impacts of climate change facing our farmers, …

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USDA Compost and Food Waste Reduction Applications are Due Friday

Dan Environment, Soil, USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making available up to $2 million for local governments to host Community Compost and Food Waste Reduction (CCFWR) pilot projects for fiscal year 2021. But the deadline to apply is Friday, July 16. The cooperative agreements support projects that develop and test strategies for planning and implementing municipal compost plans and food waste …


Investment in Land and Water Conservation Announced by USDA

Dan Conservation, Environment, Soil, USDA, Water

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service will invest more than $218 million to fund Great American Outdoors Act projects. Their objective is to conserve critical forest and wetland habitat, support the economic recovery of rural communities and increase public access to national forests and grasslands. This investment will improve public access by funding strategic land acquisitions. Funds will also …