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2010-04-16 10:41:00

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 the 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...

2010-04-08 20:30:00

Conservation Innovation Grant Pre-proposals due April 26, 2010 DAVIS, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced approximately $15 million for California and the rest of the United States to fund national 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...

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...

2010-03-23 14:17:00

Bill Markup Set for Tomorrow by Senate Agriculture Committee WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen conservation groups oppose cutting more than $2 billion dollars from the largest of USDA's working lands conservation programs, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), to pay for a child nutrition reauthorization bill drafted by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Blanche Lincoln (D-AR). The Senate Agriculture Committee is scheduled to mark up the bill and...

2010-03-19 15:32:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David Brown, Acting State Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Pennsylvania has announced that applications are still being accepted for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) organic initiative. Pennsylvania farmers transitioning to organic agriculture or those who are certified organic are encouraged to apply for assistance to implement conservation practices on their land. The cutoff...

2010-03-18 11:28:00

EDF Urges Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman to Find Alternative Ways to Pay for Worthy Legislation WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) yesterday introduced a child nutrition bill that would cut more than $2 billion from the largest of USDA's working lands conservation programs, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), according to a leading conservation group. As a result of EQIP's nationwide...

2010-02-22 14:06:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For a second year, Pennsylvania farmers transitioning to organic agriculture or those who are certified organic have the opportunity to receive assistance for applying conservation practices through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) organic initiative. Applications are being accepted now until March 12, 2010. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Pennsylvania has set aside $760,000 to support organic...

2010-02-12 10:00:00

DAVIS, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has extended the timeline to apply for a special $2 million Organic Initiative, available through the agency's Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Organic producers and those transitioning to organic now have until March 12, 2010, to apply for the current round of funding consideration during fiscal year 2010. Producers awarded contracts under this initiative will...

2009-12-15 09:30:00

Application deadline is set for January 15 DAVIS, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Applications for the popular Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) are being accepted for funding consideration in fiscal year 2010 from now through January 15, 2010, at USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) offices throughout California. Conservation cost-share programs provide financial and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers for natural resource improvements....

2009-12-11 09:30:00

Application deadline set for January 31 DAVIS, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California agricultural producers who are certified organic or transitioning to organic production may qualify for technical and financial assistance through a special initiative administered by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Two million dollars in funding will be available to eligible producers in California as part of the agency's Environmental Quality Incentives Program...


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