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21 Apr, 2017, 17:18 ET Southern California Farmers are Eligible for NRCS Air Quality Assistance

Technical and financial assistance is available through USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to help farmers and ranchers in...


10 Apr, 2017, 12:28 ET NRCS Invites Proposals for Conservation Innovation Grants

USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is now accepting proposals for its Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program....


21 Dec, 2016, 18:23 ET New Partnership-Driven Projects Boost Conservation in California

USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced $225 million in funding for 88 partnership projects nationwide. California...


01 Dec, 2016, 16:49 ET 2017 Conservation Easement Applications for Agricultural Lands and Wetlands Due by January 20

USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is currently accepting applications for the Agricultural Conservation Easements Program...


22 Nov, 2016, 11:00 ET East Bay Wildlife Team Selected for Annual Outstanding Conservation Planning Team Award

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has selected a team of conservationists and ecologists to receive the...


18 Nov, 2016, 11:00 ET Merced's Jarrod Martin Selected as Conservation Planner of the Year

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has selected Jarrod Martin as the 2016 Conservation Planner of the Year....


15 Nov, 2016, 13:00 ET Nearly 300 Latino Farmers in Attendance at the Latino Farmer Conference

California's second annual Growing Together Latino Farmer Conference is being held today in Monterey, Calif., to provide tools and resources to...


14 Nov, 2016, 12:07 ET Federal Funding Available to Expand On-farm Conservation Activities

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California will now accept and process applications for enrollment in the updated...


03 Nov, 2016, 12:22 ET Firebaugh Farmers Grow Quality Tomatoes with Half the Nitrogen and a Third Less Water

How do you cut your water use by a third, cut your nitrogen use in half, maintain your tomato yield and improve your fruit quality? "With...


20 Oct, 2016, 13:11 ET California Forests, Air, Wildlife and More Benefit from $88 Million EQIP Investment

California's agricultural landscape received a healthy boost of conservation in fiscal year 2016. Over 1,900 farmers and ranchers teamed with...


01 Sep, 2016, 11:00 ET NRCS and TNC Host Mexican Delegation to Promote the Science of Conservation Planning

 Top agricultural experts from Mexico are learning about conservation American style.  The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service...


01 Sep, 2016, 11:00 ET USDA California Agencies Offer Post-Fire Assistance; Assessments Underway

 In the wake of recent California fires, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) staffs in...


29 Apr, 2016, 14:20 ET Funding Available to Help Farmers Protect Nesting Tricolored Blackbirds

Farmers who have Tricolored Blackbirds nesting in their fields may be eligible for financial assistance from USDA's Natural Resources Conservation...


27 Apr, 2016, 15:14 ET Upcoming Farm Demonstration Visits to Focus on Soil Health

 The California Farm Demonstration Network (CFDN) is hosting a series of farm visits for agricultural producers during the months of May and...


27 Apr, 2016, 12:54 ET NRCS Hosts Mid-year State Technical Advisory Meeting

 The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is hosting a mid-year State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting...


05 Feb, 2016, 14:00 ET Application Deadline for 2016 Conservation Stewardship Program is March 31

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is making available $150 million this year through the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP),...


21 Jan, 2016, 13:41 ET Federal Funding Available to Address Tree Mortality on Private Forestlands

 The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has launched an initiative to assist private forestland owners address...


22 Dec, 2015, 17:37 ET California Conservation Investment Exceeds Expectations Again in 2015

 The invaluable part of voluntary conservation on farms and ranches is customers walking away with a deeper appreciation for the natural...


16 Dec, 2015, 13:48 ET Funding Available to Help California Ag Producers Restore Wildlife Habitat

USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is making available about $50 million nationwide this year in financial assistance to partner...


04 Dec, 2015, 18:22 ET New Software Measures Agriculture's Carbon Footprint

As world leaders meet in Paris to discuss climate change, agriculture is one human activity that must be factored in—both as an emitter and...


02 Dec, 2015, 17:33 ET 2016 Conservation Easement Applications due January 15

 The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is now accepting applications for both Wetland Reserve Easements (WRE)...


20 Oct, 2015, 18:43 ET Socios Agrícolas Coordinan Conferencia en Fresno al Productor Hispano

 El Centro Nacional para la Tecnología Apropiada (NCAT por sus siglas en ingles) se ha asociado con el Departamento de Agricultura de los...


20 Oct, 2015, 18:39 ET Agriculture Partners Host Fresno Outreach Conference for Hispanic Growers

 The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) has teamed up with the USDA to host a first-of-its-kind conference in Spanish tailored...


20 Oct, 2015, 18:17 ET Agriculture Partners Host Fresno Outreach Conference for Hispanic Growers

 The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) has teamed up with the USDA to host a first-of-its-kind conference in Spanish tailored...


09 Oct, 2015, 13:20 ET El Nino and Drought Could Deliver a One-Two Punch to Unprotected Soil

Plowing and shaping fields in the fall is common practice in many parts of California, but the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service is...