Florida Landowners Encouraged to Apply for Financial Assistance Programs

Will Jordan General

Florida landowners interested in aligning their land uses with conservation values and practices have an opportunity to apply for U.S. Held or Entity Held Conservation Easements and/or Land Management opportunities. This is all in partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida (NRCS-FL) and the North Florida Land Trust (NFLT). Landowners that applied for the recent Florida Department …


USDA Streamlining Conservation Programs

Will Jordan General

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making historic investments to the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and streamlining the program to make it work better for producers and partners. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has identified ways to streamline and simplify RCPP. Under Secretary of Agriculture, Robert Bonnie, recently said there are four steps USDA needs to take …

Getting Dollars to Producers, Current Focus for Florida NRCS

Will Jordan General

by Will Jordan This week Florida Cattlemen’s Association is holding its convention in Marco Island. We caught up with Acting State Conservationist, Nathan Fikkert, for an update on how his office is promoting conservation.


Signup Continues in Alabama for Climate-Smart Agriculture Funding

Sabrina Halvorson USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making funding available for agricultural producers and forest landowners nationwide to participate in voluntary conservation programs and adopt climate-smart practices. The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) provided dollars for climate smart agriculture through several conservation programs. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama is making funding available for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Within …


USDA-NRCS in Georgia Announces Conservation Innovation Grants Funding Opportunity

Sabrina Halvorson USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia recently announced the availability of the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) funding to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches in technologies in Georgia. Applications are accepted from eligible entities and shown in section C of Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Conservation Innovation Grants State Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NFO) announcement of …


USDA Awards CIG Projects in Florida

Sabrina Halvorson Conservation, USDA-NRCS

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it is investing $40 million this year for 31 new projects through its Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program, one of the ways USDA brings together partners to develop innovative approaches to climate-smart agriculture. These projects, through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), will support next-generation conservation efforts on working lands and develop market-based solutions …

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NRCS Announces Changes to Strengthen Technical Input

Dan Farm Bill, Technology, USDA-NRCS

Last week, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced they are expanding the technical input in program development and technical services in their program delivery. The 2018 Farm Bill made several changes expanding the membership on the State Technical Committee and expanding the avenues through which technical service providers can be certified. Other changes include the administration of the, Watershed Protection and …


Railcar Helps Bridge Lifelong Access Goal


Jeff Mack had a lifelong goal to get a bridge on his land to improve access to his cattle in the winter months. The Natural Resources Conservation Service used their EQIP program to facilitate that goal by repurposing a railcar and giving better and more reliable access to the property. Taylor Hillman Facebook Twitter AgNet Media Operations Manager and Farm …


EQIP Sign Up Continues in Florida

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

November 17 will be here before you know it, and thus Florida farmers, ranchers, and forest owners are urged to stop by their local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office to apply for financial and technical assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).