APMS members - The June newsletter is now available on the APMS website. Conference information, including the pre-final meeting agenda, is included in this issue. http://apms.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/106_june2014.pdf
Public Affairs Florida
First Conservation Stewardship Program Participates Can Renew
Ag producers can extend contracts for five years July 11-Sept. 12
Gainesville, FL., June 24, 2014 – The first participants of the Conservation Stewardship Program have from July 11 until Sept. 12 to renew their contracts and make decisions on additional conservation activities that will benefit priority natural resource issues.
This Natural Resources Conservation Service program pays agricultural producers for conservation performance. About 20,000 CSP contracts nationally are reaching the end of their initial five-year contract period and may be renewed for an additional five years where participants agree to take additional conservation measures.
The program provides opportunities for farmers and ranchers who are already established conservation stewards, helping them improve water quality, soil health and wildlife habitat.
“CSP farmers go the extra mile to conserve our nation’s resources,” said NRCS State Conservationist Russell Morgan. “The 2014 Farm Bill continued that strong commitment and heightened the program’s focus on generating conservation benefits.”
Since CSP began in 2009, more than 58 million acres have been enrolled in the program – an area the size of Indiana and Wisconsin combined. CSP participants boost their operations’ conservation benefits by installing conservation activities that make positive changes in soil, water, air and wildlife habitat. “This program opens the door to trying new conservation activities,” Morgan said.
As part of the Hydrilla IPM website funded by the USDA NIFA RAMP grant, this comprehensive publication on grass carp has been presented:
The posting can be viewed at www.tva.com
I would like to make you aware that the Tennessee Valley Authority has re-posted the vacancy for a Biologist – Aquatic Plants in an effort to fill Dr. David Webb’s position within TVA. David Webb is currently work under contract to manage the program has graciously agreed to mentor the new hire in for the TVA aquatic plant management program. I would like to encourage each of you to send this notice to viable candidates to ensure they have an opportunity to apply since this posting is only open until June 25th. The posting can be viewed at www.tva.com
David G. Brewster, Manager
West Operations Natural Resource Management
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Good morning! Today’s UF/IFAS news:
UF researcher developed new grape varieties
Vacation on a budget (video)
Florida updates consumer local food sales website
Limited pesticide training and exam set for July 7 in Defuniak Springs
South Florida college grads earn more
ALL: I am sending this email to a large group of stakeholders in the Tampa Bay area and if you are no longer involved in water quality efforts in the Hillsborough river basin but know someone who is and may not be on this list PLEASE forward this email.
If you receive multiple copies I apologize in advance.
The 5 year update for the HRB BMAP is fast approaching. TO meet the objectives of the update we are having a meeting on July 11 to discuss data gaps and determine how to acquire the information needed for the update.
MEETING INFORMATION - Friday July 11, 2014 ; 9:30 AM EDT ; Florida Department of Environmental Protection Main Conference Room, 13051 N. Telecom Parkway Temple Terrace, FL 33637
Terry J. Hansen, P.G.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3565
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400
(850) 245-8561 or SunCom 205-8561
(850) 245-8434 or SunCom 205-8434 FAX