Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced an investment of up to $235 million to improve the nation's water quality, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) in 2016.
NRCS in Delaware is now accepting applications for Wetland Reserve Easements through the Agricultural Conservation Easements Program (ACEP). ACEP provides funding for conservation easements on agricultural land and wetlands. Applicants are encouraged to apply by April 25.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is extending the deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications until Friday, March 13, 2015 providing farmers and private forest managers two additional weeks to apply for this funding round of $100 million nationwide.
Delaware ag producers who are certified organic or transitioning to organic production may qualify for assistance through NRCS' national organic initiative. Applications for the first ranking period of 2015 are due at NRCS offices by March 20.
The USDA NRCS, FSA, RD and Conservation Districts will host three Farm Bill Briefings in Nov-Dec to educate participants on conservation and commodity programs as well as loan and grant opportunities. One Delaware Nutrient Management Credit will be offered.
Date: Jun 3, 2015
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