Action Alerts

USDA Accepting Applications for Conservation Innovation Grants

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas NRCS Solicits Conservation Innovation Grant Proposals Mike Sullivan, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) state conservationist, announced approximately $300,000 in funding is available through the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies within Arkansas. CIG, a component of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, is […] Read more...

CSP Signup Deadline May 10

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USDA Announces Sign-Up Deadline for Updated Conservation Stewardship Program LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 8, 2019 – The deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding in fiscal year (FY) 2019 is May 10, 2019. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest up to $700 million for new enrollments and contract extensions in […] Read more...

Arkansas Natural Resource Commission Releases Groundwater Report

Sunday, March 24th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) released its 2018 Annual Groundwater Report. The report, which is required by state law, provides an overview and update on the conditions and issues facing Arkansas’s groundwater supply. The report indicated that 2018 was a good year for groundwater supply due to sufficient and timely rainfall, which reduced demand […] Read more...

Anheuser Busch Continues Support for Rice Stewardship

Sunday, March 24th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts USA Rice announced that Anheuser-Busch would continue its commitment to the USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership, which is a Regional Conservation Partnership Program project under the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the farm bill. The commitment from Anheuser-Busch included $150,000 for the project. More below: https://agfax.com/2019/03/18/usa-rice-anheuser-busch-partner-to-support-sustainable-farming/ Read more...

USDA Allowing Expiring CSP Contracts to Gain Additional Year

Sunday, March 24th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it would allow farmers with expiring Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contracts the opportunity to extend their current contract for an additional year to allow time for those contract holders to prepare for new applications should they seek to retain an enrollment in the CSP program. The new […] Read more...
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