Although applications are accepted on a continuous basis, Florida NRCS established a cut-off date of November 16, 2012 for the acceptance of cost share program applications for the 2013 program year. More Information.
El Servicio de Conservación de Recursos Naturales (NRCS el Departamento de Agricultura) en Florida invita a los agricultores y ganaderos a presentar solicitudes para varios programas de conservación. La participación en todos los programas es voluntaria. Aunque las aplicaciones se aceptan de forma continua, Florida NRCS ha establecido una fecha límite del 16 de Noviembre de 2012 para la aceptación de solicitudes del año 2013. Para obtener más información sobre conservación asistencia y costo compartan programas contacto su Oficina de campo NRCS local figuran en la guía telefónica bajo el Gobierno de Estados Unidos o en la web. Para obtener más información.
Farm Bill Programs
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
Programs and Initiatives associated with EQIP:
Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP)
Other Programs Available in Florida
Plant Materials Program (Brooksville, Florida) (PMC)
Soil Survey Programs
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI)
Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations (WFPO) Program (Watershed Operations)
Conservation Program Appeals
Definition of an Appeal
An appeal is a written request by an NRCS or USDA applicant or participant of any technical determination or decision made by the agency that an applicant or participant might consider to be adverse to their interests. The decisions may include any of the following examples:
Highly Erodible Land Determinations
Wetland Determinations or Violations
Conservation Program Eligibility
Conservation Program Contract Violations
Non-Compliance with Regulations
Other Program Issues
Agricultural Program Mediation
Mediation is defined as a process of assisted negotiations.
Mediation is a problem-solving process that focuses on the future and the working relationship of the parties. This process is designed to assist parties with creating their own mutually agreed upon resolution. It is an opportunity to resolve your concerns quickly, voluntarily, informally in a non-adversarial setting. In mediation, parties meet with a mediator to discuss issues and how they can attempt resolution. Mediation saves the parties time, expense, and the emotional stress of enduring unresolved conflict in the workplace. This opens lines of communication and creates an improved understanding for the parties.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
ADR offers a new way for resolving conflict. It is an informal process to help the agency mange conflict with farmers and ranchers, and conflict with our partners. ADR addresses conflict through the utilization of various techniques including facilitation and mediation. ADR is available to employees, customers, and partners for disputes outside of the established dispute resolution systems and is also available within the grievance, appeals, and Equal Employment Opportunity complaint processes. The agency program focuses on two areas:
Use of alternative dispute resolution processes to resolve conflict early and effectively, and
Development of employee skills for managing conflict successfully.
The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, Public Law 107-171, Section 1613 (2002 Farm Bill) has set forth provisions where NRCS program participants, as defined at Section 1613(a)(3), may apply for equitable relief when a determination of non-compliance with a covered conservation program requirement has been issued.