Action Messages

"Action Messages" is the place to find those national and state items that need to be brought to the attention of Districts and their Partners for possible ACTION.  There are Action Messages presented below:
Action Message 1
USDA Invites Input on Environmental Quality Incentives Program Rule
NRCS invites comments on this interim rule through Feb. 18, 2020
For more information on this announcement, please click on the file "USDA Invites Input on EQIP Rule..." below.

Action Message 2
Healthy Soil Program Education and Outreach Grants Application Deadline - January 15.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    November 18, 2019

Contact: Kristie Garcia

Public Information Officer, New Mexico Department of Agriculture, 575-646-2804  krgarcia@nmda.nmsu.edu<mailto:krgarcia@nmda.nmsu.edu>

Healthy Soil Program Education, Outreach Funding Available, Application Deadline is Jan. 15

LAS CRUCES - The New Mexico Department of Agriculture is receiving applications for Healthy Soil Program Education and Outreach Grants.

The Education and Outreach Grant Program is a result of the Healthy Soil Act signed into law April 2, 2019. The act's purpose is to promote and support farming and ranching systems and other forms of land management that increase soil organic matter, aggregate stability, microbiology and water retention to improve the state's soil health, yield and profitability.

"We're excited to roll out the second part of the Healthy Soil Program," said New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte. "While the first part's focus was on-the-ground projects, we're now offering funding specifically for healthy soil education and outreach to help build capacity across New Mexico."

This program funds projects whose aim is to advance soil health and soil health stewardship. Grants pay for the creation, development and delivery of education and outreach projects and materials in support of soil health stewardship. Both governmental and non-profit organizations can apply directly to NMDA. Private parties (individuals and for-profit organizations) must apply through an eligible entity as defined in the Healthy Soil Act.

The deadline to apply is Jan. 15.

Following are examples of eligible activities:

  *   Workshops and training in soil health stewardship to agricultural producers

  *   Workshops and training in soil health stewardship to eligible entities and technical assistance providers

  *   Producer-to-producer education and outreach

  *   Education of students and youth about the importance of soil health

  *   Education and outreach for soil assessment and testing

For more information or to download an application, visit www.nmda.nmsu.edu<http://www.nmda.nmsu.edu>. Questions? Call 575-646-2642.

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A crop in New Mexico thrives. The New Mexico Department of Agriculture is receiving applications for Healthy Soil Program Education and Outreach Grants until Jan. 15. The program is a result of the Healthy Soil Act signed into law in April 2019. (Photo courtesy New Mexico Department of Agriculture)

       

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