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2014-04-29 16:23:25

Initiative will assist growers chip woody debris in fallowed orchards and vineyards DAVIS, Calif., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California will assist farmers to chip woody debris in fallowed orchards and vineyards impacted by California's ongoing drought. The conservation benefits associated with this practice include controlling erosion and protecting air quality. "NRCS is committed to helping farmers and...

2014-04-02 12:23:57

DAVIS, Calif., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farmers who have tricolored blackbirds nesting in their fields may be eligible for financial assistance from USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to delay harvesting and allow the birds 35 days to fledge their young. Interested producers have until May 2, 2014, to apply for funding. "This is a unique approach but one that has been shown to work," says Carlos Suarez, NRCS State Conservationist for California. "Our...

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...

2010-05-17 17:54:00

Individual Energy Audits Will Help Producers Reduce Energy Use DAVIS, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced an initiative designed to help California agricultural producers transition to more energy efficient operations. This initiative will make funding available for individual on-farm energy audits designed to save both money and energy when fully implemented. "Helping California's farmers and ranchers reduce...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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