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USDA Extends Deadline for Grazing Land Agreements

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI), Pasture, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended the application deadline for the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative Cooperative Agreements. The new deadline is now October 6. USDA is investing up to $12 million in partnerships that expand access to conservation technical assistance for livestock producers and increase the use of conservation practices on grazing lands. Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Associate Chief, …

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USDA Announces Florida Office Closures Due to Hurricane Ian 

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS, Weather

(USDA/NRCS/GAINESVILLE, FL – Sept. 27, 2022) — Due to Hurricane Ian, several of our Florida NRCS offices and USDA Service Centers will be closed the remainder of this week. Please call ahead to ensure your local NRCS or USDA Service Center office is open before visiting.  Florida NRCS Office Locations Florida FSA Office Locations Temporary Office Closures include: Please click on the image …

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Florida EQIP, RCPP Application Deadlines are September 30

Dan Conservation, Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Florida agricultural producers and landowners have until Friday, September 30 to apply for funding through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Applications, through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida, are accepted throughout the year but farmers, ranchers, and non-industrial private forestland managers are urged to apply for this funding cycle. Any applications received after the deadline will be considered for …

Conservation

Signup Continues for Conservation Easements in Georgia

Dan Conservation, Environment, Georgia, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia wants to remind landowners across the state that signup continues for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) for fiscal year 2023. To be considered for the upcoming fiscal year’s funding pool, applications must be submitted by October 7, 2022. The ACEP, created through the 2014 Farm Bill and reauthorized in the 2018 Farm Bill, is …

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.

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Deadline Nearing for Partners to Apply for WREP Funding in Georgia

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS, Wetland

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia wants to pass along this reminder. They are investing in fiscal 2023 to help conservation partners protect and restore critical wetlands through the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP). NRCS is prioritizing proposals that support efforts to mitigate climate change by restoring wetlands while also prioritizing assistance to underserved communities. But, proposals are due by Sept. 23, …

Local Working Group

USDA-NRCS in Florida Announces Local Work Group Meetings

Dan Florida, Labor and Immigration, USDA-NRCS

Florida’s Local Working Group (LWG) meeting schedule for Fiscal Year 2023 has been announced by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The NRCS and local Soil and Water Conservation Districts host the LWG meetings, where input and recommendations are discussed to develop solutions using Farm Bill programs. The LWGs provide recommendations to USDA on criteria for conservation activities and programs, and …

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WREP Funding Applications for Partners due Sept 23 in Alabama

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants to remind conservation partners in the state that the deadline to apply for fiscal 2023 funding to help protect and restore critical wetlands through the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP) is September 23, 2022. NRCS is prioritizing proposals that support efforts to mitigate climate change by restoring wetlands while also prioritizing assistance to underserved …

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USDA-NRCS in Georgia Announces Signup for Conservation Easements

Dan Conservation, Environment, Georgia, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia has announced  sign-up is underway for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) for fiscal year 2023. To be considered for the upcoming fiscal year’s funding pool, applications must be submitted by October 7, 2022. The ACEP, created through the 2014 Farm Bill and reauthorized in the 2018 Farm Bill, is a program that has two …

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EQIP Application Deadline Extended to September 30 in Florida

Dan Conservation, Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Florida agricultural producers and landowners have more time to apply to participate in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for the current funding cycle. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida has announced the signup has been extended to September 30, 2022. Juan C. Hernandez, Florida State Conservationist, notes the extension will allow more farmers, ranchers, and non-industrial private forestland managers to …