Georgia Producers Reminded about EQIP Sign-Up

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

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Georgia (NRCS-GA) is still accepting applications for a Fiscal Year 2024 statewide federal assistance opportunity from agricultural and forest producers. This signup, which runs until November 17, 2023, is through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). While customers can apply for EQIP year-round, this application ranking date announcement is for all general EQIP, special initiatives, as well as the …

Webinar: Expansion of Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Mitigation Activities and other FY24 Conservation Opportunities

Dan Climate Change, Conservation, Economy, Environment, Farm Bill, Forestry, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will hold a public webinar Wednesday, October 25 at 2 pm eastern that will cover the newly expanded list of Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry Mitigation activities available for Inflation Reduction Act funding. This is all through conservation programs offered by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The webinar will also cover available Inflation Reduction Act and …

Additional Assistance for Farm Loan Borrowers

Dan Agri-Business, Economy, Funding, This Land of Ours, USDA-FSA

There’s more assistance on the way for some farm loan borrowers. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced, on May 1, 2023 (see below News Release), that nearly $130 million in additional, automatic financial assistance has been obligated for qualifying farm loan program borrowers who are facing financial …

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Comments Due Soon on How NRCS Implements Inflation Reduction Act Funding

Dan Agri-Business, Funding, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) invites the public to submit comments concerning implementation of more than $19 billion provided by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). NRCS will use the investments provided through IRA-funded conservation programs to support farmers and ranchers in adopting and expanding climate-smart activities and systems. NRCS asks for comments on how to target program benefits, quantify impact, and …