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Funding available for forestry practices on Virginia lands

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is now making $470,000 available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) to help increase adoption of forestry practices statewide.


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Winter forage conferences to connect beef, forages and human health

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is partnering with the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council and Virginia Cooperative Extension to make the connection between healthy soils and high-quality proteins for human health in four Winter Forage Conferences January 20-23.


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Nutrition, health, sustainability will be focus of Farm to Table Conference

The 2014 Virginia Farm to Table conference will focus on “Nutrition, Health and Sustainability from the Ground Up.” The conference will take place Dec. 2-3 at Blue Ridge Community College.


Farm Bureau encouraging comment on EPA Waters proposal

The American Farm Bureau Federation is encouraging its members to participate in the public commend period for the proposed EPA “Waters of the U.S.” rule.


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Agriculture proves good use for historic properties

Most of the fighting at the Battle of Opequon took place on farmland that’s been in the same family since Colonial times and is being restored to its agricultural roots with the advice of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.


Sign up now for 2015 Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Virginia farmers and forest land owners can now apply for assistance to protect the health and productivity of their land under the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) administered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).


USDA provides $328 million to conserve wetlands and farmland, boost economy

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that $328 million in funding is being invested to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation.


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First participants in conservation stewardship program can renew

Producers with expiring USDA Stewardship Program contracts have from July 11 until Sept. 12, 2014 to renew and add conservation activities that will support their natural resource improvement activities and fine-tune their conservation plans.


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Old Dominion Electric Cooperative sponsors farm energy efficiency workshop

On February 10th, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) will host the third in a series of ongoing seminars for agricultural producers at The Plecker Center of Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, Va.