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23 Mar, 2017, 17:41 ET $19 Million Available to California's Farmers to Improve Air Quality

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has $19 million available for eligible farmers to implement conservation practices that...


06 Feb, 2017, 11:51 ET NRCS California Concludes Eight-Year Mapping Survey of Los Angeles Soils

USDA's Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has concluded an eight-year project creating an inventory of the soil...


21 Dec, 2016, 11:00 ET USDA and CDFA Host Joint Summit on Healthy Soils

The public is invited to a Soils Summit hosted by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and California Department of Food and...


07 Nov, 2016, 12:35 ET Federal Funding Available to Address Tree Mortality on Private Forestlands

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is expanding its initiative to assist private forestland owners in addressing...


07 Nov, 2016, 12:26 ET Farmers and Ranchers Are Encouraged to Submit Their Applications for Federal Conservation Assistance

All farmers and ranchers interested in conservation enhancements are encouraged to submit their applications for the 2017 Environmental Quality...


20 May, 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...


14 Jan, 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...


07 Feb, 2014, 13:55 ET California Farmers & Ranchers Offered Drought Help

USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service is providing information for farmers and ranchers interested in applying for the $20 million in...


22 Apr, 2013, 12:28 ET NRCS California Celebrates Earth Team Volunteer Week

 The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is celebrating National Volunteer Week, April 21-27, 2013, by thanking...


04 Mar, 2013, 11:00 ET Deadline for Conservation Innovation Grant Pre-Proposals is March 22, 2013

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has announced March 22, 2013, as the deadline to submit project pre-proposals...


17 Dec, 2012, 14:43 ET 2013 Conservation Easement Applications due February 15 for Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program

$4.3 million available for farmland conservation in California The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has set...


10 Oct, 2012, 15:08 ET NRCS California Accepting Applications for Tribal EQIP Initiative

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is partnering with California's tribal nations, for a second year in a row, to...


16 Aug, 2012, 19:01 ET U.S. Congressman Jerry McNerney Praises Partnership Efforts to Restore Local Waterway

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California, the Alameda County Resource Conservation District (ACRCD), and other partners...


16 Apr, 2012, 14:00 ET NRCS California Celebrates Earth Team Volunteer Week

NRCS California Celebrates Earth Team Volunteer Week 175 volunteers dedicated 8,300 hours to benefit conservation projects and efforts throughout...


05 Apr, 2012, 12:16 ET NRCS Provides Nearly $1 Million to Expand Conservation in the Monterey Bay Region

Applications are due to NRCS Offices by April 16 for consideration The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California will...


19 Dec, 2011, 15:01 ET NRCS California Allocates $1 Million to Fund Tribal-Specific Conservation Practices

 The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has partnered with California's tribal nations to make $1 million...


25 Oct, 2011, 13:16 ET NRCS and Partners Preserve Record Number of Farms and Ranches in California

Approximately $20 million invested in local farm and ranch communities The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) California State...


10 Jun, 2011, 11:00 ET California Receives Nearly $1 Million for Conservation Partnership Projects

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) California State Office received nearly $1 million to fund three projects through the...


07 Apr, 2011, 11:30 ET $500,000 Water Enhancement Project Funded for California Dairies

Western United Dairymen (WUD) has secured $500,000 for water quality projects on dairies in California's Central Valley. The funding is provided...


07 Feb, 2011, 13:30 ET On-Farm Energy Audits Help California Landowners Improve Energy Conservation and Efficiency

Applications are being accepted through Feb. 25, 2011, to assist farmers and ranchers conduct on-farm energy audits to improve their overall energy...


12 Jan, 2011, 15:36 ET USDA Funding Available to Pennsylvania Organic Producers

Natural Resources Conservation Service's State Conservationist, Denise Coleman announced that $759,000 in funding is available to help Pennsylvania...


10 Jan, 2011, 15:00 ET Conservation Easement Applications to Be Ranked February 15

Over $5 million available for grassland and farmland conservation programs Private landowners interested in protecting their grassland or...


15 Dec, 2010, 13:20 ET USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Help Farmers Improve Rural Environmental Quality and Energy Efficiency

Priority Given to Projects in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and the Mississippi River Basin USDA is seeking proposals for grants to improve water...


15 Dec, 2010, 13:07 ET Funding Available for Conservation-Minded Producers

Signup Deadline is January 7, 2011 Ag producers and non-industrial forestland owners may be eligible to receive payments to maintain high levels...


01 Sep, 2010, 15:37 ET USDA Awards Nearly $1.8 Million in Conservation Innovation Grants to PA Projects

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the winning proposals for the 2010 Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG). "Among the 61...