Georgia

EQIP, ACEP Signups Underway in Georgia

Dan Conservation, Environment, Georgia, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia recently announced sign-up for a couple of programs is underway. But, in order to be considered for fiscal year 2022 funding, applications must be submitted by November 5, 2021. The programs in this signup are the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). Georgia State Conservationist Terrance O. Rudolph invites producers to …

Alabama

Alabama NRCS Signup Includes ACEP

Dan Alabama, Conservation, Environment, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama recently announced their first program batching date for Fiscal Year 2022 Conservation Easements and Financial Assistance Programs. November 12, 2021 is the deadline to sign up for various programs. And NRCS Assistant State Conservationist for Programs in Alabama, Steve Musser, says this includes the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). While applications for ACEP are accepted on …

Alabama

Georgia NRCS Announces Ag Conservation Easement Program Sign Up Deadline

Dan Conservation, Environment, Georgia, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia has announced a sign-up for this year’s Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). In order to be considered for fiscal year 2022 funding, applications must be submitted by November 5, 2021. ACEP is a program with two components, Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) and Wetlands Reserve Easements (WRE). Georgia State Conservationist Terrance O. Rudolph said, “ACEP …

wetland

Partnership Opportunities for Wetland Conservation

Dan USDA-NRCS, Wetland

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be investing up to $17 million to help protect and restore critical wetlands on agricultural lands through the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP). And USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind conservation partners the deadline for proposals is August 15, 2021. NRCS Easement Program Division Director Carrie Lindig says this WREP funding will …

wetland

USDA Seeking Partnerships to Restore Wetland Ecosystems

Dan Conservation, Environment, USDA-NRCS, Wetland

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind conservation partners that they will be investing up to $17 million to help protect and restore critical wetlands on agricultural lands through the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP). USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is prioritizing proposals that focus on assisting historically underserved producers conserving wetlands. But, the deadline for proposals from partners …

wetland

Five Million Acres Enrolled in USDA Conservation Easements

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, USDA-NRCS

Through partnerships with private landowners, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the protection of more than 5 million acres of wetlands, grasslands, and prime farmland. Since last October, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has enrolled 110,000 acres in new conservation easements, bringing USDA to this conservation milestone. NRCS has offered conservation easements through the Farm Bill for …

acep

ACEP and Public-Private Partnership

Dan Conservation, Environment, USDA-NRCS

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the final rule for its Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). The program enables agricultural producers and private landowners to protect farmlands, grasslands, and wetlands with conservation easements. Jimmy Bramblett, with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), discusses the relationship between landowners and the federal government under ACEP. ACEP’s agricultural land easements (ALE) component assists state and local …

acep

Describing the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

Dan Conservation, Environment, USDA-NRCS

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the final rule for its Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). The program enables ag producers and private landowners to protect farmlands, grasslands, and wetlands with conservation easements. Jimmy Bramblett, with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), explains the intent of, and components within ACEP. NRCS accepts ACEP applications year-round, but applications are ranked and funded during enrollment periods …

wetland

USDA Updates to Conservation Easements Strengthens Protection

Dan Conservation, Environment, USDA-NRCS

Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the final rule for its Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). The program enables agricultural producers and private landowners to protect farmlands, grasslands, and wetlands with conservation easements. The rule updates ACEP as directed by the 2018 Farm Bill and incorporates public comments made on an interim rule. NRCS received more than 570 comments on the ACEP interim rule, which …

wetland

Updates to Conservation Easements Strengthens Protection for Farmlands, Grasslands, and Wetlands

Dan Conservation, Environment, News from Our Sponsors, USDA-NRCS

(USDA/NRCS) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the final rule for its Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), which enables agricultural producers and private landowners to protect farmlands, grasslands, and wetlands with conservation easements. The rule updates ACEP as directed by the 2018 Farm Bill and incorporates public comments made on an interim rule. “Conservation easements are a critical conservation tool helping landowners …