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2011-01-10 14:00:00

Over $5 million available for grassland and farmland conservation programs DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Private landowners interested in protecting their grassland or farmland with this year's funding are encouraged to get their applications in soon. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has set Feb. 15 as the deadline for 2011 funding consideration for both the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) and Farm and Ranch Lands Protection...

2010-12-15 12:49:00

Projects proposals for AWEP and CCPI will be accepted through Jan. 28, 2011, for consideration DAVIS, Calif., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Dave White announced $22.8 million in combined funds for the nationwide 2011 Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP) and Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI) sign up. Beginning today through Jan. 28, 2011, project proposals from California and across the...

2010-12-15 12:20:00

Priority Given to Projects in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and the Mississippi River Basin HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA is seeking proposals for grants to improve water quality, air quality and promote energy conservation. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is making available $25 million through the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program to address natural resource concerns nationwide with a special emphasis on the Chesapeake Bay...

2010-12-15 12:07:00

Signup Deadline is January 7, 2011 HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ag producers and non-industrial forestland owners may be eligible to receive payments to maintain high levels of conservation on their land and adopt higher levels of stewardship through USDA's Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). But, they must act soon; the application deadline is January 7, 2011. CSP is offered in all 50 states, District of Columbia, and the Pacific and Caribbean areas...

2010-12-13 17:00:00

Funding Deadline Set for March 4, 2011 DAVIS, Calif., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California agricultural producers who are certified organic or transitioning to organic production may qualify for technical and financial assistance through a National Organic Initiative administered by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Over $2.4 million in special organic funding will be available to eligible producers in California as part of the Environmental Quality...

2010-11-08 17:59:00

Applicants are encouraged to submit applications for projects through Nov. 12, 2010 DAVIS, Calif., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An important deadline is coming up for farmers, ranchers, forestry landowners and Tribes who want to sign up for Fiscal Year 2011 Farm Bill conservation programs. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has set the deadline for the initial round of program funding consideration as Friday, November 12, 2010. This deadline...

2010-10-22 11:16:00

FRESNO, Calif., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service: WHAT: Results have been tabulated from the first two years of a new air quality program, made available in the 2008 Farm Bill, for farmers in 36 California counties. The results will be announced on a participating farm near Fresno, Calif. A tour will continue on a second Fresno-area farm. The program, administered by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation...

2010-10-07 16:43:00

Applications Will Be Accepted Through Jan. 7, 2011 DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) California State Office announced that the ranking period cut-off date for producer applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) has been extended to Jan. 7, 2011. CSP is offered through continuous sign-ups with announced cut-off dates for ranking periods. The program provides numerous conservation benefits including...

2010-10-05 12:13:00

Funding amount equals a record setting year for NRCS California DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) California State Office is pleased to announce that approximately $139 million in federal funding was invested this fiscal year for conservation activities throughout the State of California. The funding was distributed through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program...

2010-09-01 14:37:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the winning proposals for the 2010 Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG). "Among the 61 projects selected, six of them will directly benefit Pennsylvanians," announced Noel Soto, CIG program Coordinator for USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). CIG invests in innovative, on-the-ground conservation technologies and approaches, with the goal of wide-scale adoption to...


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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