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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...

2010-10-25 17:04:00

FRESNO, Calif., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results tabulated from the first two years of a new voluntary air quality program show farmers are making significant improvements in reducing nitrous oxide emissions, precursors of ozone. Ed Burton, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist for California, made today's announcement at the Souza Dairy Farm near Fresno, where he also committed $24 million to the program for 2011. The program splits with...

2010-10-22 11:16:00

FRESNO, Calif., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service: WHAT: Results have been tabulated from the first two years of a new air quality program, made available in the 2008 Farm Bill, for farmers in 36 California counties. The results will be announced on a participating farm near Fresno, Calif. A tour will continue on a second Fresno-area farm. The program, administered by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation...

2010-10-07 16:43:00

Applications Will Be Accepted Through Jan. 7, 2011 DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) California State Office announced that the ranking period cut-off date for producer applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) has been extended to Jan. 7, 2011. CSP is offered through continuous sign-ups with announced cut-off dates for ranking periods. The program provides numerous conservation benefits including...

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...

2010-10-01 18:45:00

California Landowners have enrolled 100,000 Acres into WRP ARBUCKLE, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced California's farmers and ranchers have now enrolled over 100,000 acres into the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP). This announcement came during a celebration and wetlands tour at Joe Kalfsbeek's farm in Colusa County. "We are commemorating the voluntary conservation work of over 240 private landowners and...

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...

2010-09-01 14:37:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the winning proposals for the 2010 Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG). "Among the 61 projects selected, six of them will directly benefit Pennsylvanians," announced Noel Soto, CIG program Coordinator for USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). CIG invests in innovative, on-the-ground conservation technologies and approaches, with the goal of wide-scale adoption to...

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2010-08-20 09:40:55

A comprehensive study of pollutants in a major Chesapeake Bay tributary revealed troublesome levels of nitrogen and copper that could flow into the Bay, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their cooperators.Scientists with USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and their collaborators conducted the study as part of the Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) for Maryland's Choptank River Watershed, which flows into the Chesapeake Bay. CEAP began in...

2010-08-18 16:20:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "A new construction project along the Brandywine Creek in Chester County is underway to create new wetland areas that will help provide flood control to nearby residents," reports Denise Coleman, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) State Conservationist. The new wetlands will replace previously existing wetlands that were impacted by the installation of the Hibernia dam in 1994. Since prior replacement wetlands haven't...


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