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2010-04-27 08:00:00

DAVIS, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today marks the 75th anniversary of a federal landmark in conservation. It was the beginning of a conservation commitment on private land as Congress established the Soil Conservation Service in the U. S. Department of Agriculture, known today as the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). NRCS has expanded to become a conservation leader in comprehensive natural resource planning and protection on private lands, ensuring they are...

2010-04-06 15:35:00

In the news release, $20.7 Million Available for Water Enhancement Projects, issued 06-Apr-2010 by USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the first paragraph, second sentence, should read "from now until May 17, 2010" rather than "May 23, 2010" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: $20.7 Million Available for Water Enhancement Projects Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals...

2010-04-06 14:43:00

Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals for projects through May 17, 2010 DAVIS, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California agricultural and conservation groups are invited to apply for $20.7 million available through a nationwide 2010 Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP) sign up. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) administers the water-enhancement program and is accepting proposals from California and across the United States from now until May...

2010-01-14 16:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service's Acting State Conservationist, Dave Brown, is encouraging Pennsylvania agricultural producers located within the Chesapeake Bay watershed to apply for conservation assistance under the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative (CBWI). "CBWI offers technical and financial assistance to help producers implement a system of core conservation practices to help control erosion, and to minimize excess...

2009-12-15 09:30:00

Application Deadline is January 15, 2010 DAVIS, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Landowners interested in the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) have until January 15 to apply for 2010 funding consideration. While the application process for this program is continuous, funding selections are only made once or twice a year. Although additional funding may be available later in the year, producers who apply by January 15 will receive first priority for project selection....

2009-11-12 16:05:00

Emissions reductions equivalent to removing 153,000 cars from California highways DAVIS, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results are in from the first year of a new air quality program for farmers: 2,523 applications were submitted for the program to clear Central Valley skies by offering incentives to retire old inefficient engines and adopt cultural practices to improve air quality. The $22.6 million made available this year through USDA's Natural Resources Conservation...

2009-10-26 10:00:00

DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California will host a State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting on Nov. 9, 2009, to discuss 2010 priorities for Farm Bill conservation programs in California. The meeting will be held at the Stanislaus County Ag Center, 3800 Cornucopia Way, in Modesto, beginning at 10 a.m. The meeting will begin with a synopsis of the 2009 distribution of funds and conservation results covering...

2009-10-21 13:27:00

DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in California received a strong response to the new Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), a 2008 Farm Bill program, made available for the first time in September, 2009. Applications were received from 412 California landowners, representing 534,101 acres of farm and ranchland and 85,527 acres of forestland for the program that compensates producers for high levels of stewardship and encourages...

2009-09-10 14:58:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farmers and foresters who want to participate in USDA's new Conservation Stewardship Program, or CSP, should apply by September 30th to be considered in the first contract approval cycle. CSP provides an annual payment to landowners who maintain a high level of conservation and agree to implement at least one new conservation activity on cropland, pasture, or forestland. CSP offers many different conservation activities from which to...

2009-08-21 12:51:00

DAVIS, Calif., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acting State Conservationist Gayle Norman, of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), today announced approval of more than $438,800 in Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) to eight California organizations. The funds, provided through NRCS, will assist the groups in developing and refining cutting-edge technologies to help agricultural producers to sustain natural resources and improve their operations. NRCS administers the...