The nomination period for the USDA Farm Service Agency, FSA’s annual county committee elections [https://www.fsa.usda.gov/news-room/county-committee-elections/index] began June 15 and continues through Aug. 1, 2023. Throughout the nomination period, we’ll be introducing county committee members from across the nation.
See full details on the KWOA Meeting Page here .
Related to the NRCS Press Release posted 7/1/23 KCC (Kentucky Conservation Committee) provides this update: "Federal Funding to Support Clean Energy, Land & Watersheds, and Reduce Carbon" KCC gives this link to the actual text of: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act,https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/3684/text and the Inflation Reduction Act www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/5376/text. KCC further notes: "There are plenty of resources you can find on the web to help navigate the many climate-saving benefits within these programs. But with multiple initiatives and deadlines, it can be intimidating to find the right ones to suit your needs. We particularly like this spreadsheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DXyqu8G-aoPQb9MkrNwV7_TVKnRrntZy/edit?pli=1#gid=289007361 provided by the Rocky Mountain Institute, which provides a good breakdown of IRA programs." You can read the KCC Blog at https://kyconservation.org/blog
NOTE on using the spreadsheet: It opens with an About the Spreadsheet page. Use the down arrow in the upper left corner to switch to the 2 data pages. You can scroll down to forestry related items.
USDA Announces Historic Investment in Wildlife Conservation, Expands Partnership to Include Additional Programs
This is a press release about "$500 Million from Farm Bill Is Part of Broader Commitment from FSA and NRCS to Working Lands Conservation that Benefits Wildlife and Supports Agriculture and Rural Communities" Your local NRCS office will know more as the programs are initiated; but, it is good to know what may be coming your way! Here is a link to this press release: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/news-room/news-releases/2023/usda-announces-historic-investment-in-wildlife-conservation-expands-partnership-to-include-additional-programs?utm_campaign=0627wildlife&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery