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2011-05-31 13:44:00

Ag, conservation groups call on lawmakers to "ensure that reasonable funding levels are continued" WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of more than 50 agriculture and conservation groups representing millions of Americans today are urging lawmakers to reject nearly $1 billion in proposed cuts to farm bill conservation programs. The organizations are asking the House Appropriations Committee to "ensure that reasonable funding levels are continued" when the...

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...

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...

2010-12-13 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...

2010-10-05 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...

2010-09-13 10:00:00

DAVIS, Calif., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has set the application deadline for Fiscal Year 2011 Farm Bill conservation programs funding as November 12, 2010. The deadline includes all California Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) initiatives, except the EQIP Organic Initiative. The EQIP Organic Initiative sign up deadline will be provided at a later...

2010-07-15 17:08:00

EDF Urges Senate, House Leadership to Restore Funding of Programs that Improve Water Quality, Protect Wildlife WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund criticized the Senate Appropriations Committee for cutting several popular, oversubscribed USDA conservation programs by more than $500 million late this afternoon. The programs cut include the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Wetlands Reserve Program, Farm and Ranchland Protection Program, and...

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...

2010-04-16 11:11:00

Senate Bill Threatens Funding of President's Bold Conservation Agenda WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama is correct that "it's the right thing to do for our economy" to conserve American landscapes, including the working lands-- farms, ranches and private forestlands--that make up two-thirds of the continental United States, according to Environmental Defense Fund. The president made his remarks just before he signed a memorandum outlining his...


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