The U.S. Department of Agriculture is publishing a rule that outlines how it will improve the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), one of USDA’s largest conservation programs. The interim final rule includes program changes authorized by Congress in the 2014 Farm Bill.
USDA has established a 60-day comment period for the rule. The rule is expected to be available in the Federal Register and regulations.gov on Friday, Dec. 12. Beginning Friday, public comments can be submitted through regulations.gov or by mailing them. Comments are due by Feb. 10, 2015. Full details are in the Federal Register notice.
Location: Basement Meeting Room, Harney County Courthouse, 450 N. Buena Vista Ave., Burns, Oregon
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
NRCS is holding a local work group meeting to gather input from farmers, ranchers, state and federal agencies, agriculture and conservation organizations regarding natural resource conservation priorities and opportunities to invest collaboratively in Harney County.
For more information or to request for accommodations for persons with disabilities (should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting) contact Zola Ryan, 541-573-6446 ext. 107
The purpose of the meeting is to receive public and agency input to help guide natural resource conservation priorities of the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Tillamook County. Through continued identification and development of opportunities, collaborative investments can be made for the future.
For further information contact Mitch Cummings with the USDA-NRCS at (503) 842-2848 Ext-107
Location: – Educational Service District, 363 A St. West, Vale, Oregon
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
USDA/NRCS is holding a local work group meeting to gather input from farmers, ranchers, state and federal agencies, agriculture and conservation organizations regarding natural resource conservation priorities and opportunities to invest collaboratively in Malheur County.
Contact: Lynn Larsen, District Conservationist, 541-889-7637 x103
Location: Clatsop County Extension Office, 2001 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 97103
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 PM
The purpose of the meeting is to receive agency and public input in agricultural interests and natural resources issues to help guide the conservation efforts of the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Clatsop County. Topics we will be focusing on are:
Riparian areas along Nicolai-Wickiup and Green Mountain Area
Wetland Restoration/Off Channel Fish & Wildlife Habitat
Forest Health (Non-industrial, private land)
Small Acreage Livestock Producers
For further information contact Tria Yang with the USDA-NRCS at (503) 325-4571 or cell# (503) 867-1944 or you may email me at email@example.com.
NRCS will hold their annual Local Work Group Meeting to gather input from farmers, ranchers, state and federal agencies, agriculture, energy, and conservation organizations regarding Farm Bill conservation priorities in Marion County.
Request accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting to Les Bachelor at 503-399-5741 x122.