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Jun 12, 2014, 17:24 ET

NRCS Drought Assistance Averts Hazardous Wind Erosion in the Klamath Basin

One of the early successes of this year's drought response in California is the work of Klamath Basin farmers to rapidly establish cover crops on...

Jun 10, 2014, 16:54 ET

USDA and Farm Bureau Co-host Meetings to Answer Farm Bill Questions

The new 2014 Farm Bill brought changes in conservation, commodity programs, crop insurance, rural development programs, loans, disaster programs,...

May 27, 2014, 18:04 ET

USDA Rolls Out Strong New Partnered Conservation Program

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new era in American conservation efforts with an historic focus on public-private partnership. The...

May 27, 2014, 17:55 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 to make financial assistance...

May 09, 2014, 13:28 ET

2014 Conservation Easement Applications for Agricultural Lands due June 6

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is now accepting applications for Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) through the new...

Apr 29, 2014, 14:08 ET

NRCS California Launches Air Quality Chipping Initiative

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California will assist farmers to chip woody debris in fallowed orchards and vineyards...

Apr 25, 2014, 16:17 ET

California Rolls out 2014 Farm Bill Conservation Programs

Lawmakers whittled down the number of program names to remember, but continued a strong commitment to conservation when they passed the 2014 Farm...

Apr 16, 2014, 14:35 ET

Conservation Funding Available to Improve Fish Habitat in Northern California

Farmers, including Forest landowners, along California's northern coast, have long been committed to improving fish habitat while running...

Apr 15, 2014, 12:25 ET

2014 Conservation Easement Applications for Wetlands due May 15

Private landowners interested in enhancing, restoring and protecting wetlands are encouraged to get their applications in soon. The USDA Natural...

Apr 08, 2014, 13:54 ET

NRCS California Celebrates Earth Team Volunteer Week

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is celebrating National Volunteer Week by thanking and honoring its Earth Team...

Apr 02, 2014, 12:56 ET

Farmers Offered Funding to Help Nesting Tricolored Blackbirds in their Fields

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

Mar 06, 2014, 12:17 ET

NRCS Holding Free Soil Health Workshops this Month

 "Soil health is a journey to understand how to mimic nature," says Ray 'the-Soil-Guy' Archuleta, a conservationist and soil health instructor...

Feb 12, 2014, 12:31 ET

Deadline for Conservation Innovation Grant Pre-Proposals is March 22, 2014

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has announced March 14, 2014, as the deadline to submit project pre-proposals...

Feb 07, 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...

Jan 15, 2014, 12:30 ET

Four Project Areas Added to NRCS Bay Delta Conservation Initiative

$18 million available for targeted farmland work to conserve and protect water and habitat—Applications due February 21 The USDA...

Dec 20, 2013, 12:49 ET

2014 Farm and Ranch Easement Program Applications due February 14

$6 million available to permanently protect farm and ranchlands throughout California Land trusts and other eligible entities interested in...

Nov 20, 2013, 14:43 ET

California Conservation Investment by NRCS, Farmers and Ranchers Surpasses $200 Million in Federal Fiscal Year 2013

California's air, water, soil, wildlife and landscapes all received a healthy boost in federal fiscal year 2013. Over 2400 farmers and ranchers...

Nov 19, 2013, 18:07 ET

Signup Underway for Monterey Bay Conservation Funding

Applications are due to NRCS Offices by December 20th for consideration The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California...

Nov 15, 2013, 16:55 ET

December 20 Application Deadline Set for Water Conservation Program

California's farmers and ranchers interested in participating in the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Agricultural Water...

Nov 15, 2013, 16:54 ET

December 20 Application Deadline Set for Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program

 California's farmers and ranchers interested in participating in the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Wildlife Habitat...

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