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Dec 22, 2014, 15:05 ET

NRCS Provides Emergency Assistance to Camarillo Springs Community

 The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has provided nearly $1 million to the City of Camarillo to install a number of...

Dec 17, 2014, 11:55 ET

California Conservation Investment by NRCS, Farmers and Ranchers Reaches $200 Million in Federal Fiscal Year 2014

California's agricultural landscape received a healthy boost of conservation in fiscal year 2014. Over 2,400 farmers and ranchers teamed up with...

Dec 16, 2014, 13:25 ET

Help Available for Wildfire-Impacted Ranches and Private Forestland

 USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has funds available through its Catastrophic Fire Recovery Initiative to address the...

Dec 10, 2014, 14:57 ET

California NRCS Begins New Year-Round Contracting for EQIP Conservation Projects

NRCS in California is rolling out a new approach for farmers and ranchers applying for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The new...

Oct 28, 2014, 14:30 ET

NRCS Seeks Farmers to Flood Fields for Winter Waterfowl

Record numbers of waterfowl are heading south to the Pacific flyway looking for migratory or overwintering habitat.  A third year of drought...

Oct 03, 2014, 13:13 ET

NRCS Seeks Input on 2015 Conservation Priorities for California

 The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California will hold the next State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting on...

Oct 01, 2014, 13:29 ET

Farm Bill Conservation Information Now Available in Spanish

Information on the new Farm Bill conservation opportunities is now available in Spanish, in time to help farmers plan for the 2015 planting season...

Sep 22, 2014, 17:23 ET

USDA Announces Recipients of Conservation Innovation Grants

USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced the winning proposals funded for 2014 California Conservation Innovation...

Sep 17, 2014, 15:24 ET

NRCS Selects California Projects for National Conservation Innovation Grants

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has selected three California organizations to receive national Conservation Innovation...

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...