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Sarasota, other Florida counties get drought aid

Dried and cracking sand in Florida

Due to the impacts of drought conditions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated as natural disaster areas numerous Florida counties, opening up federal emergency loans to farm operators there. The following release highlights key information, including affected… Read More

Poster contest highlights Native American heritage

Various posters from Native American Heritage Month

Highlight Native American heritage in a poster, and you could win $2,000 and the chance to showcase your artwork in federal offices. The Natural Resources Conservation Service, a unit of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is conducting the… Read More

Federal funds to help farmers, foresters conserve land

Hands holding budding plant in soil

Agricultural operators and forest landowners interested in adding technology or techniques that foster conservation have a new window to apply for federal funding to offset costs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued the following press release with… Read More

NRCS wants you to receive USDA farm bill program benefits

  The USDA Farm Bill provides numerous program to support American agriculture.  The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Local Working Groups (LWGs) are subcommittees of the NRCS State Technical Committees (STCs) that provide advice about implementation of Farm Bill… Read More

Backyard poultry linked to recent salmonella outbreaks

rooster and chickens

By Dr. Maria Rometo Extension Agent II Recent Salmonella outbreaks associated with backyard poultry handling have infected more than 600 people in 45 states, including Florida, prompting health experts to re-issue guidelines for poultry handling. The outbreaks have… Read More

“Resource Conservation” partner applications open

Landowners interested in conserving natural habitat for gopher tortoises, Florida panthers and other endangered species are invited to apply for technical and financial assistance. The Natural Resources Conservation Service project aims to restore, maintain or provide habitat across… Read More