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2010-05-13 14:56:00

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Obama Administration officials yesterday announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will expand and accelerate its efforts to restore clean water throughout the 64,000 square-mile Chesapeake Bay Watershed. "A thriving agricultural sector is critical to restoring the Chesapeake Bay," NRCS Chief Dave White said. "Thanks to the 2008 Farm Bill, NRCS has unprecedented ability to help...

2010-05-12 13:51:00

Applications will be accepted through June 11, 2010 DAVIS, Calif., May 12,/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) invites landowners to apply now for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). The deadline to be considered for the next ranking and funding period is June 11, 2010. "CSP is an opportunity tailor-made for our conservation-minded ranchers and farmers to continue to achieve even higher levels of...

2010-05-05 17:10:00

Conservation Innovation Grant Applications due June 4, 2010 DAVIS, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) California State Office announced $375,000 to fund local projects designed to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies through its Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for fiscal year 2010. "I want to encourage California's agriculture community and partners to apply for this...

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...


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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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