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USDA Conservation Stewardship program accepting applications through Jan. 17

Dec 27th, 2013 | By

Producers interested in participating in the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Conservation Stewardship Program should submit applications by Jan. 17. “Through the Conservation Stewardship Program, farmers and forest landowners are going the extra mile to conserve our nation’s resources,” Connecticut NRCS State Conservationist Lisa Coverdale said in a news release. “Through their conservation actions, they are

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USDA awards CT $2M for forestry preservation

Sep 27th, 2010 | By

Connecticut has received a $1.97 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund numerous programs throughout the state to protect forests on state, municipal, and private lands.

Gov. Rell said this is an ideal time to receive this important funding that will be used for training local firefighters, purchasing open space, making our forests more resilient to threats such as invasive species and diseases, as well as for public outreach campaigns on invasive species such as the Asian longhorned beetle and the Emerald ash borer.