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2013-03-29 12:20:53

Applications will be accepted through April 29, 2013 STOCKTON, Calif., March 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is providing funds to improve the efficiency of agricultural water use in the South San Joaquin Irrigation District (SSJID), Division Nine Irrigation Enhancement Project Area. The deadline to submit an application for assistance is April 29, 2013. "We are proud to offer landowners in this irrigation...

2013-03-04 12:21:43

DAVIS, Calif., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The <acronym>USDA</acronym> Natural Resources Conservation Service <acronym>(NRCS)</acronym> in California has announced March 22, 2013, as the deadline to submit project pre-proposals for fiscal year 2013 Conservation Innovation Grants <acronym>(CIG)</acronym>. Up to $375,000 is available for the California statewide CIG competition. CIG is a voluntary program intended to stimulate the development...

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...

2013-02-06 12:22:32

Applications are due to NRCS Offices by March 15 for consideration SALINAS, Calif., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California will again provide approximately $1 million in technical and financial assistance to farmers and ranchers to protect the Monterey Bay Region. The Monterey Bay Conservation Program is being made available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to protect water resources in this...

2013-01-29 12:25:34

TIFTON, Ga., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Who's Who/- Sherry Carlson is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Scientific Research. Sherry is a Resource Soil Scientist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. As a Resource Soil Scientist, Sherry's responsibilities include technical soil services such as wetland determinations for USDA program participants and the dissemination of soil survey maps and land-use interpretations...

2013-01-22 16:22:21

Eligible producers are encouraged to apply for assistance by Feb. 15, 2013 DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for special conservation initiatives funded through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to help producers conserve energy, address resource concerns on certified organic operations or those transitioning to organic production, and...

2013-01-18 12:21:15

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wine grape growers and other agricultural operators along California's northern coast have long been committed to improving fish habitat while running sustainable agriculture operations. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and local partners today announced $2 million in financial assistance to help these landowners take additional steps to boost local salmonid and other aquatic-species populations. "This has...

2013-01-14 16:21:12

DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carlos Suarez began his tenure today as State Conservationist for USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service in California. Suarez will assume leadership of the Agency's 350 employees in 55 offices across California from the state headquarters in Davis. NRCS employees work with Resource Conservation Districts and other partners to provide one-on-one conservation technical and planning assistance to thousands of farmers and...

2012-12-17 16:22:08

$4.3 million available for farmland conservation in California DAVIS, Calif., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has set Feb. 15, 2013, as the deadline for accepting applications for the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP). "This program continues to offer private landowners the opportunity to protect farm and ranch lands in a way that keeps working land in production and preserves open space," said...

2012-10-10 15:21:07

DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is partnering with California's tribal nations, for a second year in a row, to make $1 million available to help tribal farmers and ranchers put additional conservation on the ground. Applications will be accepted through November 16, 2012, for consideration pending Congressional approval of Farm Bill conservation funding. Funding is being made available through the...