New Enrollment Open for Conservation Stewardship Program

News release from USDA NRCS Applications for Conservation Stewardship Program due Jan. 17 Popular Farm Bill conservation program seeks producer participation WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is opening the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for new enrollments for federal fiscal year 2014. Starting today through Jan. […]

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Michigan Groundwater Dispute Program Re-enacted

By Lauren Gibbons Fights over Michigan groundwater have a chance to be resolved before they get to court under legislation recently signed by Gov. Rick Snyder. The legislation extends a program that was repealed in 2009 as a budget cutting measure. Since then, the state’s Department of Environmental Quality has received about 107 complaints. Only […]

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New MAEAP Technician Arrives

Mike Ludlam started with the Allegan Conservation District in October of 2012, as the Allegan County MAEAP Technician. The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is an innovative, proactive and voluntary program that helps farms of all sizes and all commodities voluntarily prevent or minimize agricultural pollution risks. Mike graduated from Michigan State University with […]

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