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Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide farmers with the capabilities to manage field variability on a site-specific basis. GPS is a constellation of 24 satellites orbiting 12,660 miles above the Earth that is used for determining latitude and longitude (position). When installed on agriculture equipment, a GPS receiver provides position information for soil sampling, crop scouting, applying inputs, planting, harvesting and other applications. A GPS receiver allows farmers to continually return to the same location in a field.



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Funded NRCS-CIG Irrigation Projects in Alabama

The National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), through the Conservation and Innovation grants (CIG) program, is currently funding two projects related to irrigation in the Southeast. One is in Alabama and the other is in Georgia... more

Federal Funds Available to New Irrigation Systems in Alabama

Through a federal appropriation secured by Congressman Robert Aderholt, $8 million is available to eligible farmers in certain watersheds to install new irrigation systems on land that is not currently irrigated. Under current federal programs, farmers... more