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May 20, 2016, 11:53 ET NRCS Expands Targeted Investment to Combat Climate Change

 USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is committing $4.3 million to help farmers and ranchers mitigate the effects...


Apr 29, 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...


Apr 27, 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...


Apr 27, 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...


Mar 29, 2016, 14:14 ET NRCS Invites Proposals for Conservation Innovation Grants

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


Mar 28, 2016, 11:45 ET California Farmers Achieve More Air Quality Gains in 2015

Although California continues to cope with some of the Nation's most compromised air quality, farmers continue to reduce emissions from their...


Feb 12, 2016, 15:18 ET For Second Year, New Partnership-Driven Projects Boost Conservation in California

 USDA's Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced $220 million in funding for 84 partnership projects nationwide....


Feb 05, 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),...


Jan 21, 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...


Jan 14, 2016, 14:12 ET New Air Quality Incentives for Nut Farmers to Adopt Low-Emission Harvesters

California air quality should get a boost from farmers using lower emission harvesting equipment, according to USDA's Natural Resources...


Dec 22, 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...


Dec 16, 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...


Dec 04, 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...


Dec 02, 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)...


Oct 20, 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...


Oct 20, 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...


Oct 20, 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...


Oct 09, 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...


Oct 05, 2015, 10:00 ET Healthy Soil Offers Sustainable Solutions in a Changing World

 While a punishing drought lingers, an unpredictable El Nino threatens, and California recovers from recurring wildfires, strategies are in...


Sep 30, 2015, 15:21 ET USDA California Agencies Offer Post-Fire Assistance; Assessments Underway

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


Sep 21, 2015, 12:37 ET NRCS Partners in California Receive $2.7 Million for Conservation Innovations

 Six California organizations have been selected to receive $430,000 through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)...


Sep 02, 2015, 11:00 ET Investments in Water Efficiency Paying Off During Drought

Drought conditions in California have been hard on most farmers and ranchers. But thanks to irrigation improvements, which agricultural producers...


May 27, 2015, 12:02 ET Landowners Encouraged to Apply for Regional Conservation Projects

 Funding is now available for private landowners to conserve and protect their land as part of six new regional conservation projects in...


May 20, 2015, 15:05 ET California Dairy Farmer Provides Habitat for 15,000 Imperiled Birds

Frank Mendonsa, a dairy farmer in Tipton, Calif., and the President of Western United Dairymen was recognized today for his significant...


May 05, 2015, 17:03 ET USDA Announces up to $235 Million for Partnered Conservation Program

 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced an investment of up to $235 million to improve the nation's water quality, combat drought,...