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Financial Assistance Opportunity for Florida Ag Landowners affected by Hurricane Ian

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

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida wants agricultural landowners and producers in the state affected by damages caused by Hurricane Ian to know they can apply for emergency assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP). “Hurricane Ian caused an enormous amount of catastrophic damage to the state, and we are continuing to assess damages,” said Juan C. Hernandez, Florida State …

Emergency Watershed Protection

USDA Extends Time to Request Emergency Watershed Protection Assistance in Florida

Dan Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program, Florida, USDA-NRCS, Water

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS) in Florida has  announced it has granted a waiver to extend the time for a sponsor to request Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) assistance from 60 days to 120 days after Hurricane Ian. The deadline for a sponsor to request assistance for Hurricane Ian is January 27, 2023. A sample letter of request for EWP assistance is available for …

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EQIP Sign-up in Georgia Ends Friday

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

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia wants to remind agricultural and forest operators in the state that applications for fiscal year 2023 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding need to be in by Friday, November 4, 2022. While EQIP applications are accepted year-round, this sign-up is for all general EQIP, as well as some special initiatives such as Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry. …

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Signup Continues for Easement and Financial Assistance in Alabama

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

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants to remind eligible landowners and agricultural producers that signup continues for Fiscal Year 2023 Farm Bill easement and financial assistance programs. Those programs include the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE), the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Conservation Incentive Contracts (CIC). NRCS offers voluntary programs to eligible landowners and agricultural producers …

Alabama Landowners Conference

Alabama Landowners Conference is This Week

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

The 2022 Alabama Landowners Conference will be held October 27- 28 at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana, AL. It’s an event that includes a landowner tour, seminars covering various topics a workshop and more. Tim Albritton, state staff forester with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama, says a variety of awards will also be presented at this event.

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EQIP Signup in Georgia Runs through Next Week

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

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia wants to remind producers and landowners that signup for fiscal year 2023 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding runs until November 4, 2022. All Georgia agricultural and forest operators who wish to be considered for this year’s technical and financial assistance should apply by that date. While customers can apply year-round, this application ranking date …

Emergency Watershed Protection

Florida NRCS Helping Communities through EWP

Dan Conservation, Economy, Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program, Environment, Irrigation, USDA-NRCS, Water

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida wants to pass along information about the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program. After a natural disaster like Hurricane Ian, through EWP NRCS offers help to alleviate hazards to life and property. Florida NRCS State Conservationist, Juan C. Hernandez, explains who this program is designed for. Public and private landowners are eligible for assistance, but must …

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Sign-Up Underway for RCPP Projects in Georgia

Dan Conservation, Environment, Georgia, Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia, along with partner groups, is conducting a sign-up for four regionally-focused conservation projects funded through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). This includes Project ID# 1960 – The Red Hills to the Coast, Connecting Land. This state project was developed in conjunction with Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy. The …

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NRCS Assistance for Producers Affected by Hurricane Ian

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

The USDA says its expediting assistance for producers affected by Hurricane Ian. USDA can provide payments, through conservation program contracts, for Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) conservation practices to help agricultural landowners and producers address disaster-related resource concerns on their land. To expedite Hurricane Ian disaster recovery, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is issuing early start waivers in EQIP …