Latest Conservation Security Program Stories

2011-07-29 19:39:00

Partnership with rice producers will improve wildlife habitat DAVIS, Calif., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sacramento Valley rice producers now have the opportunity to make more of a conservation investment on their working lands this year. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has received an additional $2 million for wildlife habitat conservation improvements. "We are happy to provide this additional investment to help rice producers conserve and improve...

2011-06-10 10:00:00

DAVIS, Calif., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) California State Office received nearly $1 million to fund three projects through the Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI). The projects will assist farmers and ranchers achieve natural resource benefits such as clean water, forest health and abundant wildlife. "We are excited that these funds will now be available to Butte and Sutter County growers to...

2011-04-07 10:30:00

DAVIS, Calif., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western United Dairymen (WUD) has secured $500,000 for water quality projects on dairies in California's Central Valley. The funding is provided through the Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP), part of the 2008 Farm Bill conservation title, and is administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). "AWEP is a voluntary conservation initiative that provides financial and technical assistance to farmers...

2011-02-07 12:30:00

DAVIS, Calif., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Applications are being accepted through Feb. 25, 2011, to assist farmers and ranchers conduct on-farm energy audits to improve their overall energy efficiency. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) launched this initiative in fiscal year 2010 and this is the second year for applications. "These audits help landowners understand their energy usage, and NRCS funding provides them opportunities to implement many of the...

2011-01-12 14:36:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Natural Resources Conservation Service's State Conservationist, Denise Coleman announced that $759,000 in funding is available to help Pennsylvania organic producers and transitioning producers implement soil and water conservation practices on their agricultural operations. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis, but March 4, 2011 is the cutoff to submit applications for 2011 funding. "The Organic Initiative enables...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'