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EQIP Signup in Georgia Runs through Next Week

Dan Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Forestry, Georgia, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia wants to remind producers and landowners that signup for fiscal year 2023 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding runs until November 4, 2022. All Georgia agricultural and forest operators who wish to be considered for this year’s technical and financial assistance should apply by that date. While customers can apply year-round, this application ranking date …

preliminary damage assessment

Preliminary Damage Assessment for Florida Agriculture Following Hurricane Ian

Dan Agri-Business, Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Dairy, Economy, FDACS, Field Crops, Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Forestry, Herbs, Hydroponics, Livestock, News from Our Sponsors, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables

(FDACS/Tallahassee, FL/Oct. 24, 2022) — The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried released the FDACS preliminary damage assessment for agriculture following Hurricane Ian. The assessment considered losses to agriculture production and infrastructure and are estimated between $1,180,714,303 and $1,888,305,886. “While today’s assessment is a preliminary snapshot of the losses to Florida agriculture, it is a critical first step …

disaster recovery

Farmers Try to Sort Out Hurricane Damage

Dan Cattle, Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Fruits, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pollinators, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables

(NSF/TALLAHASSEE, FL/Oct. 06, 2022) — A week after Hurricane Ian stormed across Florida, farmers and ranchers continue waiting for flood waters to recede to get a full picture of the destruction to citrus groves and cattle operations. The storm killed at least 200 cows at a dairy farm in Myakka City, while beef cattle counts remain uncertain until herds can …

usda

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 …

disaster recovery

Florida Commissioner Nikki Fried Shares USDA Disaster Assistance Programs for Agricultural Producers, Urges Early Reporting of Losses

Dan Aquaculture, Beef, Cannabis, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Crop Insurance, Dairy, Economy, Eggs, Equine, FDACS, Field Crops, Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Forestry, Fruits, Hemp, Herbs, Hydroponics, Industry, Livestock, Pasture, Peanuts, Pecans, Pork, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Tree Nuts, USDA, USDA-FSA, USDA-NRCS, Vegetables, Weather, Wheat

(FDACS/Tallahassee, FL/Sep 30, 2022) —  In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is sharing important resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to assist Florida agricultural producers who suffered losses due to the storm. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses affected by Hurricane Ian that USDA has multiple programs to provide assistance in the wake of …

Florida on Alert as Hurricane Ian Threatens

Dan Agri-Business, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Equine, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Fruits, General, Hemp, Herbs, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Peanuts, Pollinators, Poultry, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables, Weather

(NSF/TALLAHASSEE, FL/Sept. 26, 2022) — Gov. Ron DeSantis urged Floridians to be aware of local evacuation orders as Hurricane Ian is expected to strengthen into a “major” storm in the eastern Gulf of Mexico as early as Tuesday. DeSantis said during a media briefing just before noon Monday that Ian will bring heavy rain, strong winds, flash flooding, storm surges …

Mobile County

Forestry Field Day Being Held in Mobile County Next Week

Dan Alabama, Education, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

As a part of the 2022 Alabama Landowner Tours, a Treasurer Forest Tour will be held in Mobile County on October 6. Alabama State Staff Forester with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Tim Albritton, invites those interested to attend the event being held on a private landowner’s property. For those interested, please RSVP by Tuesday, September 28th by calling 251-441-6505 Ext 3.

Mobile County

Alabama Regional Forestry Field Day Coming to Mobile County

Dan Alabama, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

The 2022 Alabama Landowner Tours and Events continues, as a Treasurer Forest Tour will be held in Mobile County. Tim Albritton, state staff forester with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama, hopes landowners from across the state will be able to attend this event on October 6th. For those interested, please RSVP by September 28th by calling 251-441-6505 Ext 3.