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Conservation and Ranching Create a Winning Combination for Landowners and Wildlife at Pearce Cattle Ranch in South Florida

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Matt Pearce is an eighth-generation cattle rancher who is passionate about ranching and wildlife, His long-time interest in protecting wildlife led him to protect and rehydrate his land through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (UDSA NRCS). 
 

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Agricultural Producers to Conserve Land through Climate-Smart Easements as part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

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On March 13, 2024, NRCS announced it will invest about $138 million of financial assistance from the Inflation Reduction Act in 138 new climate-smart conservation easements, through which farmers and ranchers are conserving wetlands, grasslands and prime farmlands.

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Save Rhode Island’s Ag Lands and Wetlands with USDA Conservation Easements - 2024

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Rhode Island NRCS announces a second application sign up period for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). ACEP helps landowners, land trusts, and other entities protect, restore, and enhance wetlands or protect farmland and ranchland through conservation easements.

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NRCS Obligates Record $85.8 Million in Conservation Funding to Iowa Farmers

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NRCS obligated a record $85.8 million in conservation practice funding to Iowa farmers in fiscal year 2023, through 1,628 conservation program contracts that will help treat natural resource concerns such as soil erosion and water quality on 386,736 acres.

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Save Rhode Island’s Ag Lands and Wetlands with USDA Conservation Easements

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NRCS in Rhode Island is still accepting applications for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). ACEP helps landowners, land trusts, and other entities protect, restore, and enhance wetlands or protect farmland and ranchland through conservation easements.