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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...

2009-07-07 17:21:00

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund praised the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee for largely rejecting this afternoon the Obama administration's call to cut $600 million from six conservation programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Agricultural Management Assistance Program, Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Farmland Protection Program, Healthy Forest Reserve Program, Wetlands Reserve Program and Wildlife Habitat...

2009-05-29 14:15:00

DAVIS, Calif., May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organic farmers and those transitioning to organic production will have extra time to apply for conservation assistance available from USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The new timeline requires these producers to apply by June 26th for assistance in fiscal year 2009 through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). "We have received numerous requests from partners to extend the timeline for this program in...

2009-05-12 16:04:00

Deadline for applications set for May 29 DAVIS, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California agricultural producers who are certified organic or transitioning to organic production, may qualify for technical and financial assistance through a new initiative administered by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Three million dollars in funding will be available to eligible producers in California as part of the agency's Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)....

2009-04-20 15:00:00

DAVIS, Calif., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State Conservationist Lincoln E. Burton of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced the availability of $375,000 to be awarded through the Conservation Innovative Grant (CIG) program in California. The deadline for applying for the statewide grant competition is Friday, May 22, 2009. "We are always working with our partners in business and on the state and local level to look for new approaches to bringing environmental...

2009-03-30 08:00:00

Resources available from two Farm Bill programs to achieve targeted conservation goals DAVIS, Calif., March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting proposals for a unique new conservation partnership program, established in the 2008 Farm Bill. The Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI) allows interested partners to propose projects that can draw from multiple conservation programs to forward conservation goals. "Each of...

2009-02-18 12:13:00

DAVIS, Calif., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service in California will host a State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting on March 4, 2009, to continue a public dialogue on priorities and procedures appropriate for implementing conservation programs in the Golden State in 2009. The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the California Farm Bureau conference room at 2300 River Plaza Drive, Sacramento. California received $30 million in...

2009-01-16 15:17:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Arlen Lancaster today announced the availability of program funding for Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for fiscal year (FY) 2009. The CIG program is designed to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090116/DC59944LOGO) "CIG projects can help keep us at the leading edge of building...

2009-01-16 10:00:00

USDA Funds Target Counties Exceeding Federal Limits for Ozone and Particulate Matter DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California will receive $10,943,940 or about a third of the money newly made available through the federal 2008 Farm Bill to help farmers and ranchers with conservation practices to improve air quality. The funds will be administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the USDA agency charged with providing technical and financial...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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