Hurricane Season Begins

Dan USDA-NRCS, Weather

Federal Program Protects Public Safety While forecasters are predicting an active hurricane season this year, workers are finishing repairs from Hurricane Matthew. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, (NRCS) has provided $1,487,887 for Putnam, Volusia, and Seminole counties to remove debris in canals, ditches, and streams to prevent flooding homes, businesses, roads, and utilities.  Another $769,523 will fund stabilizing streambanks in …

Georgia Receives Conservation Innovation Grants

Dan Environment, Georgia, 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. Georgia will receive funding for various projects totaling well over $2 million.

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.

Alabama Receives Conservation Innovation Grants

Dan Alabama, Environment, 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. In Alabama, Auburn University was awarded $946,684 to focus on water management.

Southeast Landowners Reminded about Longleaf Pine Initiative

Dan Forestry, USDA-NRCS

Landowners across the Southeast are being reminded about the Longleaf Pine Initiative (LLPI) through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. The program, which started back in 2010, helps agricultural producers and conservation partners restore longleaf forests. NRCS Acting Chief, Leonard Jordan, explains why restoration efforts of longleaf pine forests are so important.

Alabama NRCS Reminds Landowners about EQIP

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama has a variety of programs that can benefit producers and landowners in many ways. Some of those can be found through the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP). It provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers in order to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and …

Landowners Encouraged to Learn More about CSP

Dan Environment

We’ve been talking the past few weeks about how landowners with existing Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contracts were being encouraged to renew those. But for those of you who do not have a CSP contract, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Acting Chief Leonard Jordan encourages you to learn more about the program and how it can benefit your operation.

Renewal Sign-up Deadline for Expiring CSP Contracts is Friday

Dan Environment, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind landowners with existing Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contracts that expire on December 31, the contract renewal sign-up deadline is this Friday, May 5. And even if you are not involved in CSP, NRCS Acting Chief Leonard Jordan, says they made several updates to the program last fall to help producers better evaluate …

NACD Applauds Appropriations Bill in Support of Conservation

Dan Environment, Industry News Release, Legislative

Congress is expected to pass an appropriations bill this week that for the remainder of this fiscal year would provide strong support for many of the voluntary conservation programs that millions of landowners nationwide utilize to protect and improve America’s water quality, soil health, and wildlife habitat. “NACD is very pleased that House and Senate appropriators have finally reached an …