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2011-01-10 14:00:00

Over $5 million available for grassland and farmland conservation programs DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Private landowners interested in protecting their grassland or farmland with this year's funding are encouraged to get their applications in soon. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has set Feb. 15 as the deadline for 2011 funding consideration for both the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) and Farm and Ranch Lands Protection...

2011-01-06 14:00:00

Over $40 million available for wetlands conservation in California, including new Grazing Reserved Rights Pilot Program DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Private landowners interested in enhancing, restoring or protecting their wetlands with this year's funding may want to get their applications in soon. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has set Tuesday, February 15 as the deadline for considering projects for 2011 Wetlands Reserve...

2010-12-15 12:49:00

Projects proposals for AWEP and CCPI will be accepted through Jan. 28, 2011, for consideration DAVIS, Calif., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Dave White announced $22.8 million in combined funds for the nationwide 2011 Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP) and Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI) sign up. Beginning today through Jan. 28, 2011, project proposals from California and across the...

2010-12-15 12:20:00

Priority Given to Projects in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and the Mississippi River Basin HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA is seeking proposals for grants to improve water quality, air quality and promote energy conservation. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is making available $25 million through the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program to address natural resource concerns nationwide with a special emphasis on the Chesapeake Bay...

2010-12-13 17:00:00

Funding Deadline Set for March 4, 2011 DAVIS, Calif., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California agricultural producers who are certified organic or transitioning to organic production may qualify for technical and financial assistance through a National Organic Initiative administered by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Over $2.4 million in special organic funding will be available to eligible producers in California as part of the Environmental Quality...

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...


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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
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