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Farmers wanted for conservation program

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi farmers are being encouraged to sign up for a Farm Service Agency program aimed at defeating erosion, promoting clean air and reinforcing wildlife habitat. The Conservation Reserve Program of the FSA will pay farmers and landowners to voluntarily transform land for the project. Darryl Waller, FSA executive director for Tate and DeSoto counties, tells the Commercial ...

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New water regulations implemented

JACKSON — The Commission on Environmental Quality recently approved two revisions to the Surface Water and Groundwater Use and Protection Regulations. These revisions address the permitting procedures and requirements associated with the issuance of groundwater and surface water use and withdrawal permits by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s Office of Land and Water Resources (OLWR). The first revision prohibits ...

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State's 'greenest' facility now open

MOSS POINT — The Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) and Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) held the grand opening of the new Grand Bay Coastal Resources Center Dec. 7. The center is located at 6005 Bayou Heron Road in Moss Point. The 20,000-square-foot facility, which serves as headquarters for the NERR, features a public interpretive area, office ...

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Molpus Woodlands lands Alabama contract

JACKSON — The State of Alabama’s Forever Wild Land Trust (Forever Wild) has reached a historic moment in the history of the program. Forever Wild and Molpus Woodlands Management, a timberland investment management organization (TIMO) headquartered in Jackson on behalf of a client will conclude a yearlong negotiation for the purchase of a 93-year recreational lease within two of the ...

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State getting conservation funds

WASHINGTON — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that farmers and ranchers will receive approximately $71 million in Emergency Conservation Program funds to repair farmland damaged by natural disasters that happened in 2008 and 2009. The money will be used to remove farmland debris, restore fences, grade and shape land, repair conservation structures that were damaged by floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, ...

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