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2011-07-29 19:39:00

Partnership with rice producers will improve wildlife habitat DAVIS, Calif., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sacramento Valley rice producers now have the opportunity to make more of a conservation investment on their working lands this year. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has received an additional $2 million for wildlife habitat conservation improvements. "We are happy to provide this additional investment to help rice producers conserve and improve...

2011-06-10 10:00:00

DAVIS, Calif., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) California State Office received nearly $1 million to fund three projects through the Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI). The projects will assist farmers and ranchers achieve natural resource benefits such as clean water, forest health and abundant wildlife. "We are excited that these funds will now be available to Butte and Sutter County growers to...

2011-05-04 18:00:00

Conservation Innovation Grant applications due May 27, 2011 DAVIS, Calif., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced $375,000 available for California to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies through its Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for fiscal year 2011. "I want to encourage California's agriculture community and partners to apply for this opportunity," said Ed...

2011-04-22 00:00:31

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) presented the first national "Legacy of Conservation" Award today to the USA Rice Federation. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) presented the first national "Legacy of Conservation" Award to the USA Rice Federation on Wednesday. The award recognizes those outstanding organizations or individuals whose...

2011-04-08 13:00:00

314 volunteers dedicated 9,500 hours to benefit conservation projects and efforts throughout California DAVIS, Calif., April 8, 2011 -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) California State Office is celebrating National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, 2011, by thanking and honoring its Earth Team volunteers for their service to conservation. Earth Team is NRCS's official volunteer program. Over the past 12 months, 314 volunteers dedicated approximately 9,500 hours of service...

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...

2011-04-01 10:00:00

Applications will be accepted through April 22, 2011 DAVIS, Calif., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is offering assistance to California farmers to combat the European Grapevine Moth (EGVM). In this second year of the program, NRCS is offering Integrated Pest Management (IPM) tools to prevent isolated pest finds from becoming a widespread infestation. Eligible farmers are those located within 500 meters of a...

2011-02-07 12:30:00

DAVIS, Calif., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Applications are being accepted through Feb. 25, 2011, to assist farmers and ranchers conduct on-farm energy audits to improve their overall energy efficiency. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) launched this initiative in fiscal year 2010 and this is the second year for applications. "These audits help landowners understand their energy usage, and NRCS funding provides them opportunities to implement many of the...

2011-01-12 14:36:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Natural Resources Conservation Service's State Conservationist, Denise Coleman announced that $759,000 in funding is available to help Pennsylvania organic producers and transitioning producers implement soil and water conservation practices on their agricultural operations. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis, but March 4, 2011 is the cutoff to submit applications for 2011 funding. "The Organic Initiative enables...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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