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Agency offering climate resiliency project

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications from agricultural producers until April 30 for a Regional Conservation Partnership Program project that enhances climate resiliency.

The Climate Resiliency for Florida, Georgia and Alabama in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint and Ochlockonee river basins is led by the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District.

The project area covers more than 15 million acres across the Florida Panhandle, western Georgia and eastern Alabama.

The agency will provide financial and technical assistance to eligible farmers and landowners toward conservation practices that improve natural resources in 11 Florida counties via the Environmental Quality Improvement Program.

Producers in the following counties are encouraged to apply: Gadsden, Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Wakulla and Washington.

Producers interested in more information about applying can contact their local Department of Agriculture Service Center or visit

Special to The Herald