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.

conservation

USDA Awards $7.85 Million to Florida Forest to Gulf Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Dan Conservation, Environment, Florida, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced it is awarding $197 million for 41 locally led conservation projects through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). This includes a project in Florida, the Alachua Conservation Trust’s (ACT) Forest to Gulf RCPP. It has been awarded $7.85 million to expand conservation programs in the North Central part of the state, and is the …

Florida forest service

Florida Forest Service Now Accepting Applications for Carbon Sequestration Program

Dan Florida, Forestry

(FDACS/Tallahassee, FL/July 15, 2022) — Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Forest Service announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Sequestering Carbon and Protecting Florida Land Program, a state-funded grant aimed at establishing and protecting robust forest lands in Florida by providing incentive payments to landowners. Applications will be accepted through August 12, 2022. “Forests are a critical component of addressing climate …

additional funds

Additional Funds for Livestock Producers Affected by Drought and Wildfire

Dan Cattle, Drought, Economy, Forestry, Livestock, USDA

The USDA has announced additional funds for livestock producers who were affected by wildfires and droughts. USDA Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation, Robert Bonnie spoke with AgNet Media to make the announcement to our listeners. Listen here: The USDA says ranchers who have approved applications through the 2021 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) for forage losses due to severe …

wildfires

Wildfires Threaten as Concerns Grow in the Deep South

Dan Florida, Forestry

Tuesday morning, the Florida Forest Service (FFS) announced there were nearly 160 wildfires burning some 33,600 acres throughout Florida. FFS wildland firefighters and resources from numerous fire and emergency service departments have been working around the clock to help suppression efforts. This includes the Chipola Complex, which encompasses three wildfires that have grown to over 29,200 acres. This is all due to …

timber

Don’t Be Stumped by the 2022 Timber Market

Dan Alabama, Forestry

The Alabama timber industry is successfully healing after the COVID-19 pandemic’s temporary crippling of the market two years ago. The virus’s impact on mill capacity rates and lumber prices started in early 2020, and it is still likely to cause problems in the supply chain from time to time in 2022. According to a story from the Alabama Cooperative Extension …

conservation

USDA-NRCS Investing in Partner-Driven Conservation on Ag and Forest Land

Dan Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Georgia, Pasture, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida and Georgia reminds conservation partners that up to $225 million in funding is being made available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The partner-driven program leverages collective resources to find solutions to address natural resource challenges on agricultural land. This year’s funding announcement includes opportunities for projects that address climate change, benefit …

The Initiative to Incentivize Climate Smart Ag and Forestry

Dan Conservation, Environment, Forestry

A USDA initiative could soon establish its framework for research and testing to help producers and landowners establish incentives for climate smart agriculture and forestry practices. According to a story from Rod Bain, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says current USDA programs have great potential to incentivize producers and landowners to undertake these practices.

usda

USDA to Conduct First National Agroforestry Survey

Dan Forestry, USDA-NASS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct the first-ever National Agroforestry Survey. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is mailing the survey to 11,000 farmers and ranchers next week to gather information on agroforestry practices used for climate, conservation and production. NASS Agricultural Statistics Board Chair, Joe Parsons, explains the various agroforestry practices that will be part of this …