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Producers Reminded about USDA Conservation Programs

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

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) encourages agricultural producers and forest landowners across the Southeast to participate in voluntary conservation programs and adopt climate-smart practices in fiscal year 2024.  NRCS is accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), which help a wide variety of producers, including urban and organic producers.  For fiscal year 2024, NRCS …

Florida NRCS Offers Agricultural Landowners Extended Opportunity to Sign Up for Conservation Easements

Dan Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE), Florida, USDA-NRCS

Florida agricultural landowners interested in protecting the integrity of their property have an opportunity to safeguard their land with a conservation easement. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida (NRCS-FL) is accepting applications for the ACEP Wetland Reserve Easement (WRE) during an additional signup period that runs through May 31, 2024. While NRCS does accept agricultural conservation easement applications year-round, these applications are for …

Signup Deadline Nearing for Alabama’s ACEP-ALE Easement Program

Dan Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE), Alabama, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama (NRCS-AL) reminds eligible entities that the Fiscal Year 2024 Farm Bill Easement and Financial Assistance Programs signup deadline is March 31, 2024 for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Agricultural Land Easements (ACEP-ALE). Eligible entities may submit proposals to NRCS to acquire a conservation easement on eligible agricultural land. NRCS does not accept applications for ACEP-ALE …

USDA-NRCS Investing in Climate-Smart Easements

Dan Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE), Conservation, Environment, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced an investment of about $138 million in Climate-Smart Easements through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). The funding, from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, is the largest climate investment in history. The selected ACEP projects are part of a broad investment in climate-smart agriculture and forestry. Carrie Lindig, NRCS Easement Program Division Director, explains how the Southeast can be an …

Agricultural Producers to Conserve Land through Climate-Smart Easements

Dan Ag "Outdoors", Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE), Climate Change, Environment, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest about $138 million of financial assistance from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, the largest climate investment in history. This will be through 138 new climate-smart conservation easements, where farmers and ranchers are conserving wetlands, grasslands and prime farmlands. These selected Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) projects are part of a broad investment in climate-smart agriculture …

Record Investment in Private Lands Conservation

Dan Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE), Conservation, Environment, Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), USDA-NRCS

It was announced Tuesday that the Biden Administration made record investments in private lands conservation in fiscal year 2023. This was all through resources made available by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), with the largest investment in climate action.  In fiscal year 2023, USDA supported more than 45,000 conservation contracts, more than any year in the 89-year history of USDA’s Natural Resources …

Georgia Producers Encouraged to Apply for USDA Conservation Programs

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

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Georgia (NRCS-GA) is encouraging agricultural producers and forest landowners in the state to participate in voluntary conservation programs and adopt climate-smart practices in fiscal year 2024. NRCS continues to accept applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), which help a wide variety of producers, including urban and organic producers. For …

Southeast Producers Invited to Apply for USDA Conservation Programs

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

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) invites agricultural producers and forest landowners across the Southeast to participate in voluntary conservation programs and adopt climate-smart practices. In fiscal year 2024, NRCS will continue to accept applications for programs like the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). These programs help a wide variety of producers, including urban and organic producers. …

Florida Agricultural Landowners Urged to Consider a Conservation Easement

Dan Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE), Florida, USDA-NRCS

If you are an agricultural landowner interested in protecting the integrity of your property, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida (NRCS-FL) encourages you to consider safeguarding your land with a conservation easement. While applications are accepted year-round, you can apply for Fiscal Year 2024 funding until December 31, 2023. The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) protects the agricultural viability and related conservation values …

Alabama Producers Encouraged to Apply for USDA Conservation Programs

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

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama (NRCS-AL) is encouraging agricultural producers and forest landowners in the state to participate in voluntary conservation programs and adopt climate-smart practices in fiscal year 2024. This includes the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), which help a wide variety of producers, including urban and organic producers. Alabama State Conservationist Ben Malone …