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Mar 01, 2019, 18:05 ET NRCS Seeks Input on Conservation Priorities for California

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California will hold a State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting on March 28, 2019. ...


Oct 24, 2018, 15:47 ET Soil Survey Covering 780,000 Acres of Critical Foothill Landscape Released to the Public

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Soil Science Division has now published the soil survey "Central Sierra Foothills Area, Parts...


Oct 22, 2018, 14:12 ET NRCS California Invests $4.4 Million in High Tunnels Throughout 2014 Farm Bill

For Scrivner Hoppe-Glosser, a small farmer in Pleasant Grove, Calif., he can't help but beam at the newest thing to pop up in his farm field. It...


Oct 16, 2018, 18:32 ET Farmers and Ranchers Are Encouraged to Immediately Submit Their Applications for Federal Conservation Assistance

Despite the uncertainties of a new Farm Bill, NRCS continues to accept applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the...


Aug 03, 2018, 13:56 ET NRCS Partners in California Receive $1.3 Million for Conservation Innovations

Two California organizations, and one national organization, have been selected to receive a combined $1.3 million through the USDA Natural Resources ...


May 22, 2018, 11:00 ET $2.5 Million Available to Improve Agricultural Water Efficiency in California

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California, in partnership with DOI's Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), is providing...


Jan 19, 2018, 11:00 ET USDA Disaster-Recovery Programs Helping California Producers and Communities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is continuing to help California farmers and communities in wildfire-damaged areas which are now prone to...


Jan 17, 2018, 03:30 ET Conservation in California Gets Boost from New RCPP Funding

USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has selected five new projects in California for funding through the Regional Conservation...


Dec 13, 2017, 14:50 ET California Forests, Air, Soil and Water Benefit from $84.6 Million EQIP Investment

Conservation benefits for California through the federal Farm Bill's Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), totaled more than $84 million...


Nov 07, 2017, 10:00 ET "Growing Together" Latino Farmer Conference an Annual Success

The third annual Growing Together Latino Farmer Conference is being held today, in Palm Desert, Calif. The annual conference is unique in that it is...


Nov 07, 2017, 10:00 ET USDA NRCS Fire-Recovery Programs Continue in California

USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is continuing to offer assistance to landowners affected by recent catastrophic...


Sep 22, 2017, 12:50 ET NRCS Seeks Input on 2018 Conservation Priorities for California

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California will hold a State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting on Oct. 18, 2017....


Jul 21, 2017, 18:00 ET NRCS Announces Watershed and Flood Prevention Funding Opportunities

USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is announcing funding opportunities for planning, design, and construction of...


Apr 21, 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 Southern ...


Apr 10, 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....


Dec 21, 2016, 06:23 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...


Dec 01, 2016, 04:49 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 (ACEP)....


Nov 22, 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...


Nov 18, 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. Martin, ...


Nov 15, 2016, 01:00 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 help...


Nov 14, 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...


Nov 03, 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 patience,...


Oct 20, 2016, 01:11 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 USDA's...


Sep 01, 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 California are ...


Sep 01, 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 (NRCS) in...