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Aid available for farmers, ranchers to conserve natural resources

Agriculture equipment operators work in a field. [CREDIT: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture]

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a Nov. 20 deadline to apply for the Environmental Quality Icentives Program (EQIP), a federal effort to encourage environmentally friendly agricultural practices. Information was disseminated in a news… Read More

Egg cartons might pack a surprise soon

a carton of six chicken eggs of different colors, including white, light-blue, olive green, tan and brown

By Maria Portelos-Rometo and Sarah Bostick UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Recently, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services temporarily changed some of the rules about eggs. These changes are part of a statewide effort… Read More

Ag land conservation easement signup open

a wetlands natural area under blue skies is shown from Paynes Prairie outside Gainesville, Florida

The Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture sent the following information Feb. 3, re the conservation easement program: For Immediate Release Contact: Renee Bodine, 352-514-8292 2020 Ag Land Conservation Easement Signup… Read More

USDA conservation stewardship enrollment

florida scrub jay perches in the wild

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a May 10 deadline to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program, a federal effort to encourage environmentally friendly agricultural practices. Information was disseminated in a news release, as… Read More

Apply for USDA natural resources aid by Nov. 17

controlled burn on forest land

Agricultural landowners face a closing window to receive financial and technical aid to help protect natural resources. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has noted that applications for assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program will… Read More