Updates and news from Private Landowner Network
USDA accepting applications for Conservation Stewardship Program $100 million expected to attract enrollment of 7.7 million acres for conservation
Contact: Ciji Taylor, (618) 315-0876
USDA seeks applications for Conservation Innovation Grants
Contact: Sylvia Rainford, (202) 720-2536
Agriculture Deputy Secretary announces funding for conservation projects in Great Lakes region
Partners More than Double Financial Impact, New Era for Conservation efforts through Farm Bill Program. Contact: Ciji Taylor, (618) 315-0876.
Agriculture Secretary announces funding for 115 conservation projects in 50 States--Farm Bill initiative marks new era for conservation efforts
Partners More than Double Financial Impact of Today’s Announcement. Contact: Ciji Taylor, (618) 315-0876.
USDA Announces Efforts to Expand Support for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers and Ranchers
The recent Census of Agriculture shows that there is tremendous growth potential for small and mid-sized producers in the American agricultural landscape. The USDA is taking a hard look at existing resources to ensure that they work for producers of all sizes, adjusting policies, strengthening programs and intensifing outreach to meet the needs of small and mid-sized producers.
USDA Invests $68 Million in 540 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Nationwide
Funding includes loan guarantees and grants for solar energy to create jobs, promote energy independence and advance the use of renewable fuels.
Farmers Given an Early Termination Option for CRP Contracts
Early termination of CRP contracts will be allowed until Jan 30th, so long as certain criteria are met.
Do you have your AD-1026 certification form on hand?
For farmers to be eligible for premium support on their federal crop insurance, a completed and signed AD-1026 form must be on file with the FSA.
Delta farmers meet initial goal for voluntary metering of irrigation wells
As the June 30 deadline passed, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality announced that the 5 percent goal for voluntary metering of irrigation wells supported by the Delta Sustainable Water Resource Task Force had been officially met.
Secretary Jewell Releases Landscape-Scale Mitigation Strategy to Encourage Dual Objectives of Smart Development and Conservation
Strategy seeks to provide clarity and consistency to more effectively avoid, minimize and compensate for impacts on public lands.
State Wildlife Directors Approve NBCI Implementation Plan for State-Level Bobwhite Restoration
‘Most ambitious collaboration in bobwhite conservation history’ provides specific guidance for states to show sustainable success in 5-10 years'
The USDA Released Agricultural Projections to 2022
The USDA has provided longrun projections for the farm sector for the next 10 years.
Leading Environmental Restoration and Mitigation Banking Firm Expands Into Conservation Banking: Lesser Prairie Chicken to Benefit
The partnership between Restoration Systems LLC and Common Ground Capital will provide the capital and strategic resources needed to enable CGC to complete execution of landscape-scale species conservation banks. These banks will compensate for the destruction of the Lesser Prairie Chicken habitat.