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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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USDA Final Call for 2012 Census of Agriculture

Contact: Sue King (202) 690-8122 Krissy Young (202) 690-8123 Don’t Miss Your Chance to Provide the Facts Straight from the Farm WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 – With the window to respond to the 2012 Census of Agriculture officially closing on May 31, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is urging farmers and ranchers not to…

Forest Planning Rule Comment Period Extended

On February  27, 2013 the Forest Service initiated a 60-day comment period to provide the public an opportunity to review the Agency’s proposed planning directives.  The public comment period closed on April 29, but the Agency has decided to reopen the comment period for an additional 15 days to provide an opportunity to gather additional…

Conservation Stewardship Program Grants

Conservation Stewardship Program Applications Due by May 31 Release No. 0083.13 Contact: Office of Communications (202)720-4623   Voluntary program allows producers to maintain or increase productivity of their operations while also conserving natural resources WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Natural Resources Conservation Service‘s Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will…

USDA Claims Deadline Extended

Release No. 0053.13 Contact: USDA Office of Communications (202) 720-4623 DEADLINE EXTENDED: Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Claims Must be Filed by MAY 1, 2013 WASHINGTON, March 25, 2013- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the extension of the voluntary claims process for Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA…

Conservation Innovation Grants Available

NRCS accepts applications for Conservation Innovation Grants Media Contact: Sarah Maxwell 202-720-0693 CIG Information Contact: Gregorio Cruz 703-235-8065 WASHINGTON, February 25, 2013 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will provide up to $25 million in grants to help develop and demonstrate cutting-edge ideas to improve conservation on private lands. Conservation Innovation Grants are available for state and…

Forest Planning Rule Revisions

Forest Service Releases PROPOSED Planning Rule Directives and Seeks Public Comment Because of your past interest in the work of the Forest Service to update its rules and guidance regarding land management planning for National Forests and Grasslands, we wanted to inform you of an important milestone.  The Forest Service, today, released proposed planning directives…

Conservation bills introduced

Slew of conservation, forest and grazing bills reintroduced Phil Taylor, E&E reporter Published: Friday, February 15, 2013 Lawmakers yesterday reintroduced a handful of bills to bolster conservation of public lands, gird forests against wildfires and ensure timely permitting of grazing.The bills, which include measures to designate wilderness in Colorado and reauthorize a popular land-for-land program at…

NRCS Accepts Applications for Conservation Innovation Grants

NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants WASHINGTON, February 14, 2013 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will provide up to $25 million in grants to help develop and demonstrate cutting-edge ideas to improve conservation on private lands. Conservation Innovation Grants are available for state and local governments, federally recognized Indian Tribes, non-governmental and educational organizations, private businesses and…

BLM Seeks Applicants for Resource Advisory Councils

BLM Seeks Applicants for Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) The Bureau of Land Management today announced that it is seeking public nominations for open positions on its 29 Resource Advisory Councils (RACs), which advise the BLM on public land issues. As advertised in the Federal Register, the BLM will consider nominations for 45 days. The BLM’s RACs, composed…

Southwestern Willow Flycatcher

USFWS identifies habitat for Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Service Identifies Important Habitat for Recovery of Southwestern Willow Flycatcher For Release:    January 2, 2013 Contacts:         Tom Buckley 505-248-6455, Tom_Buckley@fws.gov Jeff Humphrey 602-242-0210 ext. 222, Jeff_Humphrey@fws.gov Steve Spangle 602-242-0210 ext. 244, Steve_Spangle@fws.gov As part of its ongoing efforts to conserve our nation’s most imperiled species, the U.S. Fish…

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