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Farmers Gain Improved Access to Small Business Support as PPP Reopens

Dan Aquaculture, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Cover Crops, Dairy, Equine, Field Crops, Forestry, Fruits, Hemp, Herbs, Industry News Release, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Peanuts, Pecans, Pollinators, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables, Wheat

(NMPF) — The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) is pleased that farmers who run their operations as sole proprietors, independent contractors, or otherwise self-employed individuals will have newly expanded access as soon as today to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under changes made in the COVID stimulus package Congress approved last month. Producers who were denied PPP loans or whose …

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USDA Seeks Public Input on Guidance Defining Nonindustrial Private Forest Land Eligibility

Dan Florida, Forestry, Georgia, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

(USDA/NRCS) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking public input on Nonindustrial Private Forest Land (NIPF) related to technical and financial assistance available through conservation programs of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). “We want to ensure we continue program consistency across USDA agencies with how we are defining nonindustrial private forest lands,” said Juan Hernandez, NRCS State Conservationist in …


UF/IFAS Urban Forestry Agent Honored by National Society

Dan Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release, Research

(UF/IFAS) — In his 15 years with UF/IFAS, Extension forester Rob Northrop has worked with scientists to bring much-needed tree shade to the Tampa Bay metropolitan area. His work is now being recognized nationally. Northrop takes an ecosystem approach to planting and preserving trees and forests, which includes studying and communicating tree canopy goals in Tampa and surrounding areas. He …

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USDA Forest Service Announces Key Changes to NEPA Procedures

Dan Forestry, Industry News Release

(USDA/FS) — The USDA Forest Service announced the publication of a final rule implementing key changes to its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations. The changes include new tools and flexibilities to tackle critical land management challenges as part of a broader agency effort to better serve the American people through timely, high-quality management decisions affecting infrastructure, permitting and restoration …


Registration Deadline Approaches for Hurricane Michael Timber and Irrigation Recovery Block Grant Programs

Dan Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release, Irrigation

(FDACS) — The registration deadline for the Florida Timber Recovery Block Grant Program and the Florida Irrigation Recovery Block Grant Program is Friday, November 20. Since the program launched in August, more than 1,500 registrations have been received and nearly $10 million in crop loss payments have been issued to agricultural producers and forest landowners who suffered damage from Hurricane Michael in 2018. “I am incredibly proud of our …


USDA Updates RCPP Announcement to Clarify Forestry Eligibility

Clint Thompson Forestry, USDA-NRCS

Proposal deadline for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program extended to November 30 WASHINGTON, October 14, 2020 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today re-posted a revised Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) funding announcement, inviting potential conservation partners to submit project proposals for federal funding. NRCS will award up to $360 million to locally driven, public-private partnerships that improve the …

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USDA Announces Deadline to Submit Wildfire, Hurricane Disaster Assistance Applications

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Final Opportunity for 2018 and 2019 Disaster Recovery Assistance (USDA/FSA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, as the deadline to submit applications for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program – Plus (WHIP+) for 2018 and 2019 losses. USDA did not originally specify a deadline when the program was announced. “The physical and financial loss experienced …


Florida Forest Service Deploys Incident Management Team to Support Hurricane Sally Emergency Response

Clint Thompson Florida, Forestry

Tallahassee, Fla. – Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced that the Florida Forest Service has deployed a Type 2 Incident Management Team (IMT) to the Florida Panhandle for Hurricane Sally, which includes 36 Florida Forest Service personnel. “With historic flooding in Florida’s Panhandle from Hurricane Sally, we have deployed our Incident Management Team and hardworking Florida Forest Service personnel to support …


CARES Funding to Help Alabama Forest Owners

Clint Thompson Alabama, Forestry

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Farmers Federation and Alabama TREASURE Forest Association (AFTA) welcomed news today of $10 million in state coronavirus relief to help forest owners impacted by the pandemic. Federation President Jimmy Parnell thanked Gov. Kay Ivey and State Forester Rick Oates for working to provide relief for landowners who sold timber at reduced prices due to market disruption. …