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2013-10-18 16:20:52

DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The <acronym>USDA</acronym> Natural Resources Conservation Service <acronym>(NRCS)</acronym> today announced that applications will be accepted to assist private landowners in California affected by wildfires in the last 18 months. Financial assistance for implementing conservation practices may be available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Applications for this initiative...

2013-10-18 12:21:34

Eligible producers are encouraged to apply for assistance by Nov. 15, 2013 DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For those <acronym>farm and ranch operators, as well as non-industrial private timber managers</acronym> and Tribes, who are interested in applying for Fiscal Year 2014 (FY 2014) Farm Bill conservation program financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), the <acronym>USDA</acronym> Natural...

2013-02-26 16:28:12

Deadline for 2013 is April 19 DAVIS, Calif., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California agricultural producers who are certified organic or transitioning to organic production are invited to apply for technical and financial assistance through a national organic initiative administered by <acronym>USDA</acronym>'s Natural Resources Conservation Service <acronym>(NRCS)</acronym>. Applications for this ranking period are due at NRCS offices by April 19, for...

2013-01-24 20:20:47

Eligible tribal producers encouraged to apply before Feb. 15, 2013, deadline DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for the California Tribal Initiative, a partnership effort with Tribal Nations in California to help tribal farmers and ranchers put additional conservation on the ground. This initiative is funded through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and is being made...

2012-09-24 10:23:08

Eligible producers are encouraged to apply for assistance by Nov. 16, 2012 DAVIS, Calif., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For those <acronym>farm and ranch operators, as well as non-industrial private timber managers</acronym> and Tribes, who are interested in applying for Fiscal Year 2013 Farm Bill conservation program financial assistance, the <acronym>USDA</acronym> Natural Resources Conservation Service<acronym> (NRCS)</acronym> in...

2012-03-16 10:20:39

DAVIS, Calif., March 16, 2012 /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 <acronym>USDA</acronym>'s Natural Resources Conservation Service <acronym>(NRCS)</acronym>. Applications for the second ranking period of 2012 are due at NRCS offices by March 30, for funding...

2012-02-13 15:26:00

Short-term Savings Could Be Dwarfed by Long-term Costs to Ag Productivity and Environment WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama's congressional budget request to slash funding for Farm Bill conservation programs in Fiscal Year 2013 by about $600 million could cost more than it saves in the long term, according to a leading conservation group. Farm Bill conservation programs assist farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners in adopting land...

2011-10-19 10:00:00

DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For those farmers, ranchers, forestry landowners and Tribes who are interested in applying for Fiscal Year 2012 Farm Bill conservation program-financial assistance, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has set Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, as the application cutoff for ranking consideration. This deadline includes all California Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Wildlife Habitat Incentives...

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...

2011-06-16 13:15:00

Conservation Group Urges Senate to Restore Reasonable Funding Levels WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. House of Representatives' approval today of nearly $1 billion in cuts to USDA conservation programs in the agriculture appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2012 is bad policy that the Senate needs to fix, according to a leading conservation group. "We realize that Congress faces tough budget choices, but making draconian cuts to voluntary conservation...