Alabama

Signup Deadline Announced for RCPP in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Conservation, Environment, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama has announced they are now accepting applications for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) for the first batching date through January 3, 2022. In Alabama, the Nature Conservancy plans to reduce sedimentation, toxic pollution, nutrient runoff, and other stresses within several waterbodies in the Paint Rock, Big Canoe Creek, and Locust Fork watersheds. Implementing streambank restoration …

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USDA-NRCS in Georgia Offers Various Conservation Practices

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

Legislation through the 2018 Farm Bill continues to provide support for conservation efforts for farmers and ranchers through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia. They offer financial and technical assistance through conservation practices, activities and enhancements to help make and maintain improvements on the land. Some of the programs available that can benefit operations across the state …

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USDA-NRCS Signup Deadline in Alabama is Friday

Dan Alabama, Conservation, Environment, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants to remind eligible landowners and agricultural producers their first program batching deadline for Fiscal Year 2022 Conservation Easements and Financial Assistance Programs is Friday, November 12, 2021. Applicable programs include the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE), Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG), the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Environmental Quality …

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Alabama NRCS Signup Includes CSP

Dan Alabama, Conservation, Environment, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants to remind producers and landowners the first program batching date for Fiscal Year 2022 Conservation Easements and Financial Assistance Programs is November 12, 2021. And NRCS Assistant State Conservationist for Programs in Alabama, Steve Musser, says this includes the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Musser notes that while applications for CSP are accepted on a continuous …

Georgia

Florida NRCS Looking Forward to a Good Fiscal Year

Dan Conservation, Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

October 1st was the beginning of a new fiscal year for the U.S. Government, and that includes many programs that farmers and ranchers across Florida take part in. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is off and rolling with the new year, and Florida State Conservationist Juan Hernandez is very optimistic about the year ahead. Through conservation programs, Florida NRCS provides technical and financial assistance …

Conservation Incentive

NRCS Announces Conservation Funding Opportunities for 2022

Dan Conservation, Environment, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants producers and landowners to know there are various fiscal year 2022 assistance opportunities available for key programs. That includes the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) and Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). NRCS Chief Terry Cosby told Southeast AgNet that while there are various batching period signups that take place, they do …

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USDA Seeking Proposals to Fund New, Unique RCPP Projects

Dan Conservation, Environment, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to seek proposals to fund up to $75 million in new, unique projects under the Regional Conservation Partnership Program’s (RCPP) Alternative Funding Arrangements (AFA). They are looking for proposals that take innovative and non-traditional approaches to conservation solutions at the local, regional and landscape scales. In making selections. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will …

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New Rule Improves Partner Flexibility in RCPP

Dan Conservation, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

(USDA/NRCS) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the final rule for its Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The rule updates USDA’s partner-driven program as directed by the 2018 Farm Bill and integrates feedback from agricultural producers and others. “The Regional Conservation Partnership Program is a powerful program that enables us to co-invest with partners on win-win solutions that benefit agriculture and natural …

Alabama

Application Deadline for RCPP is December 3

Dan USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) reminds potential partners the application deadline for the updated Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) is December 3, 2019. Potential partners are encouraged to submit proposals that will improve water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. RCPP eligible partners include private industry, non-government organizations, Indian tribes, state and local governments, …

Longleaf pine

USDA to Work With Landowners to Restore Longleaf Pine Forests on Private Lands

Dan Forestry, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) released a two-year implementation strategy to help private landowners restore and protect 400,000 acres of longleaf pine forests, a unique but imperiled landscape of the Southeast. Through the strategy, NRCS furthers its ongoing effort to use existing Farm Bill programs and other resources to increase the abundance and improve the …