natural resources

USDA Invests Partner-Driven Projects that Protect Natural Resources in Georgia

Dan Environment, Georgia, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

(USDA/NRCS) — USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that it is investing $2,077,922 in Georgia for a partner-driven conservation project through its Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). NRCS will leverage an additional $2,200,000 in partner contributions from the project lead, the Georgia Conservancy. “I’m excited to announce the first RCPP awards under the 2018 Farm Bill,” said Terrance O. …


Georgia NRCS Conservation Easements Sign Up Ends March 31

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia reminds landowners that in order to be considered for the fiscal year 2020 funding pool for the  Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), applications must be submitted by March 31, 2020. The ACEP, created through the 2014 Farm Bill and reauthorized in the 2018 Farm Bill, is a program that has two components, known …


Georgia NRCS Conducting Conservation Easements Signup

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia reminds landowners interested in being considered for the fiscal year 2020 funding pool for this year’s Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), applications must be submitted by March 31, 2020. ACEP is a program with two components, Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) and Wetlands Reserve Easements (WRE). ACEP-WRE applications are accepted directly from producers on eligible …


March 20 is Application Cutoff for CSP Renewals in Georgia

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia is accepting Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) renewal applications through March 20. Local NRCS offices mailed contract renewal modification letters to all participants whose contracts expire this year, and the letters contain instructions on how to apply. For 2014-1 CSP contract holders, only those who extended their contracts for one year …


Georgia Agencies Partner to Host Feral Swine Workshops

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

Feral swine have become increasingly detrimental in Georgia, causing significant damage to agricultural crops and natural resources around the state. The economic impact of damage caused by feral swine in Georgia last year is estimated at $150 million. So a group of agricultural and natural resource organizations, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Georgia Association of …


Georgia State Conservationist Encourages Proactive Conservation Planning

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

Georgia State Conservationist Terrance O. Rudolph, with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), is encouraging Georgia’s farmers, ranchers, and landowners to consider their conservation goals now and schedule an appointment as soon as possible to meet with their local USDA-NRCS conservationist. “As our farmers and ranchers complete this year’s harvest, we suspect their minds are already looking ahead to 2020,” said …


Celebrating Smart Irrigation Month in Georgia

Dan Georgia, Irrigation, USDA-NRCS, Water

Throughout the month of July, Smart Irrigation Month is being celebrated in Georgia. The month serves as the showcase to promote the social, economic, and environmental benefits of and farmers’ commitment to the adoption of efficient irrigation technologies, and leading-edge products and services in agriculture, landscape, and turf irrigation. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Georgia encourages producers to learn …


Various Conservation Practices through Georgia NRCS

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

The 2018 Farm Bill was enacted back in December, and the legislation continues its strong support for conservation efforts of America’s farmers and ranchers through reauthorization and expanded flexibility of Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) conservation programs.  NRCS in Georgia wants to remind producers they offer financial and technical assistance through conservation practices, activities and enhancements to help make and …


Georgia NRCS Promoting the ABC’s of Pollinators

Dan Georgia, Pollinators, USDA-NRCS

Many in agriculture have been celebrating National Pollinator Week this week, as the event was designated by the U.S. Senate twelve years ago. Numerous groups like The Honey Bee Health Coalition, Farmers for Monarchs, and the Environmental Defense Fund have been working to expand pollinator awareness through education. But USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia is also celebrating …