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Natural Resource Meeting Explains Farm Bill Programs, Seeks Recommendations

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

Meeting Date Changed to Aug. 15 In an effort to assist agricultural producers in meeting their land management goals while protecting our natural resources,  the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will conduct a State Technical Advisory Committee meeting Aug. 15, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Doyle Conner Agriculture Building Auditorium.  Located at …

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Florida Receives Conservation Innovation Grants

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced they will award more than $22.6 million through the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program to drive public and private sector innovation in resource conservation. Florida will receive funding for three projects totaling almost $2 million.

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USDA Announces More than $22 Million in Conservation Innovation

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that the agency will award more than $22.6 million to drive public and private sector innovation in resource conservation.  The agency is investing in 33 projects nationwide through its competitive Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program, which helps develop the tools, technologies, and strategies to support next-generation conservation efforts on working lands and …

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Cover Crop Tour Helps Florida Ag Producers Build Soil Health

Dan Environment, Field Crops, Florida, Soil

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida hopes you will mark July 14 on your calendar, as that is the date for the Cover Crop Tour at the NRCS Brooksville Plant Material Center in Brooksville, Florida. Farmers, ranchers, and researchers are invited to take part in a free tour, which will showcase the performance of 17 summer cover crop species in …

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Florida is Burning Up: Learn What Forest Landowners are Doing About It

Dan Drought, Florida, Forestry

The drought has been making news in Florida, fueling more than 2,100 wildfires burning 170,000 acres since the start of the year according to The Florida Forest Service. And with up to a 12-inch rain deficit throughout the state and temperatures predicted to continue above normal, relief may not be in sight, even if the rainy season starts soon, according …

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Two Florida NRCS Sign-up Deadlines This Week

Dan Florida, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida wants to remind landowners interested in restoring a longleaf pine forest and build habitat for northern bobwhite quail habitat, you have until this Friday, May 19, to apply for financial assistance. Funding is available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Contact your local USDA service center for more information. Plus, agricultural …

Mother’s Day on the Farm

Dan Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

Supermom Angela Starling from Live Oak, Florida, has three full-time jobs: mother, farmer and director of a medical/surgical department. She takes care of kids and family, baby goats and cows, abandoned dogs, a rescue horse–and their land. A mother’s work is never done. Cliff and Angela were high school sweethearts. After marriage, college, having kids and moving with Cliff’s job …