USDA-NRCS Offers Conservation Funding Opportunities

Dan Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE), Conservation, Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Environment, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has several fiscal year 2023 assistance opportunities for agricultural producers and private landowners for key programs. This includes the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) and the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Through conservation programs, NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to help producers and landowners make conservation improvements on their land that benefit natural …


Cattle Markets Bills Likely Must Wait Until New Congress

Dan Cattle, Legislative, Marketing, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Regulation

Controversial Senate cattle market reform bills may be ‘cooked’ for this year, as the lame-duck Congress takes its last breaths this week and next. Here is the way Senate author of the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act, Chuck Grassley, sees last-minute chances for his bill. “(I) think it’d be tough…that’s about all I can say.” The Grassley bill with …


Miller, Moon Presented 2022 King Cotton Awards

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission

The Georgia Cotton Commission sponsored the King Cotton Awards which recognize outstanding contributions of county agents to Georgia’s cotton producers. The Senior Award honors agents with 10 or more years of experience. The Junior Award, named the Allen B. Fulford Award, honors the accomplishments and memory of Allen B. Fulford, who served as a county Extension agent and state cotton …


Confirmed Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Non-Commercial Backyard Flock

Dan Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Avian Influenza, Poultry

(ADAI/MONTGOMERY, AL/December 6, 2022) — The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) and the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a non-commercial backyard flock (non-poultry) in Lawrence County, Alabama. Samples from the flock were tested at the Alabama State Diagnostic Laboratories, part of the …

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Farm Income Rising

Dan Agri-Business, American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Economy

USDA projects 2022 calendar year net farm income up nearly $20 billion, or 13.8 percent from 2021. American Farm Bureau Federation Senior Economist Veronica Nigh explains what is driving the increase. “Predominantly, this is a price play with 97 percent of that increase in cash receipts attributable to increases in price. Now, it’s not just all inflation either, because when …

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Florida Cattlewomen Work with Beef Checkoff During Event

Dan Beef, Cattle, Florida, Florida Beef Council (FBC), Florida Cattlemen's Association (FCA)

The Florida Beef Council (FBC) recently counted on help from the Florida Cattlewomen to run a booth at a big event in Tampa. Thanks to Beef Checkoff dollars, they participated at last month’s Junior League Holiday Market. Florida Cattlewomen’s President, Holly Newsome from Leesburg, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman it was a four-day event. For more information about Beef Checkoff promotions in Florida, contact the …


USDA to Host Hurricane Recovery Disaster Outreach

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

(NRCS/GAINESVILLE, FL/December 5, 2022) — The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is hosting a disaster assistance and hurricane recovery outreach on December 6, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) tent located at 5675 Sesame Dr. Bokeelia, Florida 33922. Representatives from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be at the SW corner …


NCBA Applauds Protect Farmers from the SEC ACT in Senate

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

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) supports the Senate version of the Protect Farmers from the SEC Act, a companion bill to legislation introduced into the House of Representatives by Oklahoma Republican Frank Lucas. “The Securities and Exchange Commissions’ overly broad rulemaking has the potential to increase burdens on cattle producers by requiring data that’s impossible to provide,” says NCBA …