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2014-05-27 20:20:54

California's Bay-Delta Designated a Critical Conservation Area DAVIS, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new era in American conservation efforts with an historic focus on public-private partnership. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), created in the 2014 Farm Bill, will fund a number of conservation activities across California - with special funding available for...

2014-05-27 20:20:53

DAVIS, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is partnering with California's tribal nations to make financial assistance available to help tribal farmers, ranchers and non-industrial private forest operators put additional conservation on the ground. Applications will be accepted through July 18, 2014. Funding is being made available through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) through two statewide...

2014-05-09 16:21:45

DAVIS, Calif., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is now accepting applications for Agricultural Land Easements (ALE) through the new Agricultural Conservation Easements Program (ACEP). ACEP, created through the 2014 Farm Bill, provides funding for conservation easements on agricultural land, including grasslands of special environmental significance. "This is an exciting new opportunity for more people to get involved in...

2014-04-16 16:22:59

DAVIS, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farmers, including Forest landowners, 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) in California will provide $500,000 in financial assistance to help these landowners take additional steps to boost local salmonid and other aquatic-species populations. "Helping local producers...

2014-04-15 12:23:50

DAVIS, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Private landowners interested in enhancing, restoring and protecting wetlands are encouraged to get their applications in soon. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has set May 15, 2014, as the deadline for considering projects for 2014 Wetland Reserve Easement (WRE) funding through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). As part of WRE California NRCS is offering a wetlands...

2014-04-08 16:20:55

93 volunteers donated 6,700 hours to benefit conservation projects and efforts throughout California DAVIS, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is celebrating National Volunteer Week 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, 93 volunteers dedicated approximately 6,700 hours of service to NRCS...

2014-01-15 12:22:07

$18 million available for targeted farmland work to conserve and protect water and habitat--Applications due February 21 DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has approved four proposed project areas to be added to its three-year old Bay Delta Initiative, bringing the total number of project areas to 15. Farm and conservation groups in the approved areas work with farmers from Colusa to...


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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