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NRCS and the 2018 Farm Bill: What’s New

By Guest Author | December 11, 2019

When a new farm bill comes out, there is often a sinking feeling that it’s going to be a lot to swallow and maybe not all of it will be great tasting. Will the same programs be available? And if so, what will be different about them, if anything? What exactly are the programs again?

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Secretary Vilsack Announces Regional Hubs to Help Agriculture, Forestry Mitigate the Impacts of a Changing Climate

Release No. 0016.14 Contact: Office of Communications (202)720-4623 ‘Climate Hubs’ will provide regional networks on climate science, forecasting impacts as part of President’s Climate Action Plan WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the creation of the first ever Regional Hubs for Risk Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change at seven locations around…


CHEYENNE — Five oil and gas companies are voluntarily enrolling nearly 1.5 million acres of land under an innovative plan to conserve the lesser prairie-chicken. This represents the first enrollment in the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan, developed by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) and state wildlife agencies in Colorado, Kansas,…

Secretary Jewell Announces $1 Million Private Funding Commitment to Advance Youth & Conservation Initiative

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. is First Company to Pledge to Newest Public-Private Partnership to Develop Next Generation of Outdoor Stewards WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of an ambitious initiative to engage and employ the next generation through America’s great outdoors, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced a public-private partnership with American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.…

USDA Announces Speakers for the 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum

Secretary Tom Vilsack to Moderate Two Panels on the Future of Agriculture WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014–The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced speakers for the 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum, “The Changing Face of Agriculture,” to be held from Feb. 20-21 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, Va. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will moderate…

USDA extends deadline for Conservation Stewardship applications

Chief Says Feb. 7th Deadline Makes It Possible for More Producers to Apply WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has extended the deadline for new enrollments in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for fiscal year 2014. Producers interested in participating in the program can submit applications to NRCS through…

USDA Announces Grants to Help Small Business Strengthen Innovation in Private Industry

Contact: Jennifer Martin (202) 720-8188 WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced more than $18 million in grants to small businesses to conduct research and development that will lead to technological innovations in the agriculture industry. The awards were made by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).…

USDA, EPA Partnership Supports Water Quality Trading To Benefit Environment, Economy

 December 3, 2013   WASHINGTON – The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have announced an expanded partnership to support water quality trading and other market-based approaches that provide benefits to the environment and economy.”New water quality trading markets hold incredible potential to benefit rural America by providing new…

USFWS Gray Wolf Comments Deadline and Meetings Scheduled

Removing the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Maintaining Protections for the Mexican Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) by Listing It as Endangered This Proposed Rule document was issued by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) For related information, Open Docket Folder   Action Proposed rules; extension of public comment periods, and announcement…

Secretary Jewell Issues Executive Order on Conservation and Development Planning

THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR WASHINGTON ORDER NO. 3330 Subject: Improving Mitigation Policies and Practices of the Department of the Interior Sec. 1 Purpose. The Department of the Interior is entrusted with overseeing Federal lands for the benefit of current and future generations. This includes advancing safe and responsible development of our abundant energy resources…

Secretary Jewell Offers Vision for Conservation, Balanced Development, Youth Engagement in National Press Club Speech

Calls on Congress to protect and support nation’s lands and waters; Issues first Secretarial Order to establish Department-wide mitigation strategy to ensure efficiency, consistency, conservation in infrastructure development; Sets ambitious targets to en 10/31/2013 Contact us WASHINGTON, D.C. – In remarks today at the National Press Club, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell laid out a…

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