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"q! CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, June 2, 2016 Page 7~ announces conservation reserve program results Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the enrollment of more than 800,000 acres in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Through CRP, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) helps farmers offset the costs of restoring, enhancing and protecting certain grasses, shrubs and trees that improve water quality, prevent soil erosion and strengthen wildlife habitat. Farmers' and ranchers' participation in CRP continues to provide numerous benefits to our nation, including helping reduce emissions of harmful greenhouse gases and providing resiliency to future weather changes. "The Conservation Reserve Program provides nearly $2 billion annually to land owners - dollars that make their way into local economies, supporting small busi- nesses and creating jobs. When these direct benefits are taken together with the resulting economic activity, the benefits related to CRP are estimated at $3.1 billion annually," said Vilsack. "Over the past 30 years, CRP has created major environmen- tal improvements throughout the country- side. The program has removed carbon dioxide from the atmosphere equal to removing nine million cars from the road annually, and prevented 600 million dump trucks of soil from erosion. With today's announcement, USDA is continuing these achievements by maximizing conservation benefits within the limitations provided by law." This was one of the most selective sign- up periods in CRP's 30-year history, with a record high Environmental Benefits Index cut-off and the lowest-percentage of applications accepted. The high bar means that the per-acre conservation benefits are being maximized and that acres enrolled address multiple conservation priorities simultaneously. A nationwide acreage limit was estab- lished for this program in the 2014 Farm Bill, capping the total number of acres that may be enrolled at 24 million for fiscal years 2017 and 2018. At the same time, USDA has experienced a record demand from farmers and ranchers interested in participating in the voluntary program. As of March 2016, 23.8 million acres were enrolled in CRP, with 1.7 million acres set to expire this fall. Over three million acres have been offered for enrollment this year across the three main categories within CRP, with USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) receiving over 26,000 offers to enroll more than 1.8 million acres during the general enrollment period, and over 4,600 offers to enroll more than one million acres in the new CRP Grasslands program. Coming off a record-setting 2015 continuous enroll- ment of over 860,000 acres, more than 364,000 acres already have been accepted for 2016 in the CRP continuous enroll- ment, triple the pace of last year. FSA will accept 411,000 acres in gener- alenrollment, the most competitive selec- tion in in the history of the program, with the acreage providing record high conser- vation benefits. USDA selected offers by weighing environmental factors plus cost, including wildlife enhancement, water quality, soil erosion, enduring benefits, and air quality. The results of the first-ever enrollment period for CRP Grasslands, FSA will also accept 101,000 acres in the program, pro- viding participants with financial assis- tance for establishing approved grasses, trees and shrubs on pasture and rangeland that can continue to be grazed. More than 70 percent of these acres are diverse native grasslands under threat of conversion, and more than 97 percent of the acres have a new, veteran or underserved farmer or rancher as a primary producer. FSA con- tinues to accept CRP Grasslands offers and will conduct another ranking period later this year. Acres are ranked according to current and future use, new and under- served producer involvement, maximum grassland preservation, vegetative cover, pollinator habitat and various other envi- ronmental factors. Participants in CRP establish long- term, resource-conserving plant species, such as approved grasses or trees (known as "covers") to control soil erosion, improve water quality and develop wildlife habitat on marginally productive agricultural lands. In return, FSA provides participants with rental payments and cost- share assistance. Contract duration is between 10 and 15 years. CRP is currently protecting more than 100,000 acres of bottomland hardwood trees, nearly 300,000 acres of flood-plain wetlands, and 300,000 acres each for duck~ nesting habitat and nearly 250,000 acres oK upland bird habitat. In addition, CRP is~ creating economic benefits that include at~ least $545 million per year in recreatlon~ benefits and water quality benefits from reduced sedimentation of $587 million per year Throughout the Obama Administratiofi, USDA has generated thousands of critical partnerships to conserve and protect our i natural resources on working landscapes, while enrolling a record number of acres in conservation programs. Seventy-percent of the nation's land is owned and tended to i privately, and America's farmers, ranchers and landowners have willingly stepped up to address the growing impacts of a chang- ing climate. With USDA's support, they work to implement voluntary practices that improve air and water quality, prevent_ ~ ~? soil erosion and create and protect wildlife habitat. _,3 Since 2009, USDA has invested more than $29 billion to help producers make conservation improvements, working witl~ as many as 500,000 farmers, ranchers and landowners to protect land and water or~ over 400 million acres nationwide. To learn more about FSA's conserva-' tion programs, visil~ www.fsa.usda.gov/conservation or contadr a local FSA county office. To find your, local FSA county office, visit - http://offices.usda.gov. , , s Buy, sell, notify, employ, through I b ,l / C We are pledged to Castlewood. No and must perform located at 16649 County Dr, Diploma/GED & Uncontested, $395 welcome - no obli~ the letter and spirit pets. 276-494- duties as assignedBuchanan Street, Waverly (Corner Computer needed. + $86 court cost. gation. Hilton of Virginia's and 7563. S a 1 a r y : St. Paul, Virginia. RT40/RT460) 10 1-888-424-9419 No court appear- Oliver, Attorney, HUD's ~ equal AM. Sussex ance. Estimated757-490-0126.Se opportunity hous- 5-26-2tpd See website for Written sealed bids County MaplD CDL TRAINING completion time Habla Espafiol. 2: ing policies, salary scale, will be received by 28A8A67-3555-1. FOR LOCAL/OTR twenty-one days. ' Virginia's fair Apartments Closing Of the Treasurer'sPrime location! housing law makes Applications: 4:00Office of St. Paul, Tons of Customers!D R I V E R S ! Telephone inquiries it illegal to adver- for Rent tise any preference, P.M., Friday, Juneuntil 2:00 P.M., Gray Auctions Co. $40,000-$50,000 (VAAL#1104) 804- 1ST Year! 4-wks or limitation or dis-F O R R E N T : 3, 2016. Interested local prevailing 9 4 3 -3 5 0 6 , 10 Weekends for crimination based persons should time, on Thursday, GrayCoServices.co CDL. Veterans in on race, color, reli- Townhouse style apply online at gion, national ori- apartment 2BR www.russell.kl2.va gin, sex, elderly-1BA $300-$425 ness, familial status mo. Town & .us, under or handicap. This Country Apts. 276-" P e r s o n n e 1 newspaper will not knowingly accept 762-2303 between Vacancies". If you advertising for real 9am-5pm. have any questions, estate that violates 5-26-tfncg please contact Mr. Scotty Fletcher, the fair housing law. Our readers are hereby informed Help Wanted that all dwellings advertised in this In Home Care, newspaper are Inc. is now accept- available on an equal opportunity ing LPN applica- basis, t, or more tions! LPN job information about openings to work Virginia's Fair Private Duty in St. Housing Law or" toPaul, VA starting file a fair housing complaint, call the i m m e d i a t e 1 y. Virginia Fair Position is full- Housing Office at time. Requires a (804) 367-8530. c u r r e n t / v a 1 i d Toll free call (888) 551-3247. For the hearing imtiaired, call (804) 527- 4290. Houses for Sale HOUSE FOR SALE in Dante, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, heat pump. No rent to own. $26,000. Call 276-210-1885. 5 - 12-4tpd Mobile Homes for Rent FOR RENT: mobile homes, located in St. Paul. 2BR 2BA. References and deposit. No pets. Call 276-762-7159. 4-14-tfncg FOR RENT: three bedroom trailer, on private lot.Call 762-5332. 5-26-2tcg FOR RENT: mobile home. Private lot, Virginia nursing license and at least six months of nurs- ing experience. If interested please call Jessica at (276) 328-9340 ext. 29 or email resume to jsouth@inhome- careinc.net. EOE. 5-19-3tcgL Russell County Public Schools Notice of Vacancies Position: Possible Spanish Teacher Position Site: District-wide Qualifications: Applicants must possess a valid Virginia teaching certificate with an endorsement in Spanish Position: Possible School Custodian Position S i t e : Lebanon High School Qualifications: Applicants must possess a high school diploma or a GED diploma Director of Personnel, at sfletcher@russell.k 12.va.us, or call 276-889-6500. The Russell County School Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer 5 -26-2tcgL In Home Care has immediate open- ings for Personal Care Aides and Certified Nurse Aides in the Castlewood area! ! Job duties include assisting recipients with bathing, dress- ing, cooking, clean- ing, etc. To apply, please call Jessica at (276) 328-9340 EXT 29 or (800) 784-3500. EOE. 5-19-3tcgL Miscellaneous for Sale CARPETS AND RUGS. Free esti- mates on any size job. For all flooring needs. Big M, 762- 5956. 5-6-tfncgL Notice ADVERTISE- MENT FOR BIDS The Town of St. Paul, Virginia will accept sealed bids Demolition and Cleanup of the building known as the "Lion's Den", June 9, 2016 at the Town of St. Paul, Town Hall, 16531 Russell Street, St. Paul, Virginia, P.O. Box 66, St. Paul, Virginia 24283, and then at said office, bids will be pub- licly opened and results read aloud All work shall be done in accordance with the CON- TRACT DOCU- MENTS for the Project. The work will consist of the demolition of a 1,287 square foot house with a 512 square foot base- ment. The Contract will require that the structure be totally demolished, all debris removed, and lot to be filled, leveled, and seed- ed. The time frame for project will be 90 days from the date of Notice to Proceed. Interested persons must have all required licenses and insurance in accordance with the state and federal laws. Interested parties desiring to view the property may contact Mayor Kyle Fletcher at the Town Hall, 16531 Russell Street, St. Paul, VA, or by phone at 276-762- 5297. The Town of St. Paul reserves the fight to reject any or all Bids. 5-26-1 tcgL Ad Network Commercial Real Estate AUCTION! Wed Jun 22, 101 CUMBERLAND MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD SERVING INDIVIDUALS WiTH MENTAl. HEAl. TH, INTELLECfUAL DISABILITIES AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS CMCSB is currently accepting applications for various positions within our organization. QualW~cations for these positions vary, depending upon the posted position, and may indude High School Diploma, Associate Degree, Bachelor's Degree, and Master's Degree positions. Please visit our website at www.cmcsb.com for more information on our organization, and to view details of employment opportunities. CMCSB is an Equal Opportunity Employer= nl Auction - Historic Virginia Estate, 531 Kohler Ave., Austinville, Virginia 24312. Fully restored ante- bellum home, 158.5+/- acres offered in 3 parcels, two parcels fronting on the New River Trail (A Virginia State Park). Assessed for $898,100 - Sold to the Highest Bidder Over $499,000! Held Friday, June 10 at 1:00 PM at the Max Meadows Ruritan Club Bingo Building. For more information, visit woltz.com/auc- tions/880 or call Russell Seneff (VA #1185) 540-765- 7733. Woltz & Associates, Inc. (VA# 321) Real Estate Brokers & Auctioneers. MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES NEEDED! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Training & Job Placement avail- able at CTI! HS Demand! Richmond/Frederic ksburg 800-243- 1 6 0 0 ; Lynchburg/Roanok e 800-614-6500; LFCC/Winchester 800-454-1400 SAWMILLS from only $4397.00 - MAKE & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill- Cut lumber any dimen- sion. In stock ready to ship! FREE Info/DVD: www.NorwoodSaw mills.com 1-800- 578-1363 Ext. 300N KILL BED BUGS & THEIR EGGS! Buy Harris Bed Bug Killers/KIT Complete Treatment System. Available.: Hardware Store, The Home Depot, homedepot.com DIVORCE - WORK BOOTS Western boots by Rocky, Justin, Wolverine and more. Discontinued Styles now up to $40 off per pair. Big M Store 762.5956 VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION REPORT The following jobs are available through he Norton Virginia Employment Commission: #814566 - Merchandiser - Norton #814362 - Program Developer - Gate City #815080 - Banker II - Clintwood #815092 - Teller - Coebum #816008 - Preparation Plant Mechanic - VlcClure #813612- Electrician - Wise County #813617- Electrician Helper - Wise County #814774 - Service Technician- Norton #815929 - Family Support Worker - Big Stone Gap ' #814720 - Laborer - Jonesville #814723 - Equipment Operator - Jonesville #813711- Employment Services Specialist - Jonesville #814940- Customer Service Representative - Wise #815773- Skilled Laborer - Big Stone Gap For more details on these and other current job orders, visit the Virginia Workforce Connection website, www.vawc.virginia.gov, come by the Norton local office of the Virginia Employment Commission at 1725 Park Avenue, SW, send an email to Norton@ vec.virginia.gov, or call 276-679-9413 in the CLINCH VALLEY TIMES CLASSIFIEDS. Stouebr ar Accepting Apph'cations Ne~y J'euov'aled I ~ud 2 bedr~om uu~ts Reu~ b~sed o~ iu~yome Su~oke free property ~)~t~t~es paid Family Support Worker, 1 Healthy Families for Southwest Virginia. I Full-time position with benefits available. Family Suppod Worker initiates and maintains regular and long-term oontaoL/support with families in their homes. Aotivities are family-oentered and strength-based, assisting in strengthening the parent-ohild relationship. Salary oommensurate with experienoe and eduoational baokground. ~s Qualifioations: Maturity and experienoe in suooessfully working with ohildren, O - 5 yea//= and their families. Must have knowledge of normal ohild growth/development and parent-ohitd relationships as well , i as experienoe working with families. Must, poe,seas strong interpersonal skills, basio ~i oomputer skills, an understanding of 2' oulturel diversity and be non-judgmental.; " Must have valid VA driver's lioense and dependable transportation. Good writing ' and organizational skills a must. Must be ," self-motivated and task oriented. Baobelor's Degree required. Must oomplete online applioation and upload resume at www.meoe.org. Applioations ~ will be aeoepted until June 3, 2016. , MEOC is an equal opportunity employer, and gives preference to older workers. EEO-VET-AA-OIder Workers . i