Latest USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service Stories

2014-09-22 20:21:02

DAVIS, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced the winning proposals funded for 2014 California Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) in the state level competition. Five projects have been awarded more than $324,000 to develop conservation approaches to benefit wildlife and native plants, conserve water, and improve farm resource management. "CIG invests in innovative, on-the-ground conservation...

2014-06-12 16:27:31

DAVIS, Calif., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the early successes of this year's drought response in California is the work of Klamath Basin farmers to rapidly establish cover crops on fallowed land. Technical assistance was provided by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and funding was provided by the agency's Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program. After a speedy signup, which resulted in 41 contracts, Klamath farmers protected 8,836 acres...

2014-04-25 16:21:45

Streamlined list of programs continues to reflect significant environmental investment DAVIS, Calif., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lawmakers whittled down the number of program names to remember, but continued a strong commitment to conservation when they passed the 2014 Farm Bill on February 7 of this year. The Nation is investing $3.4 billion for conservation programs administered by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in fiscal year 2014 and $18.7...

2014-04-24 16:23:55

IBM's weather forecasting technology to enable smarter irrigation, water conservation ALBANY, Ga., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Flint River Partnership and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a collaboration to deploy innovative conservation measures to enhance agricultural efficiency by up to 20 percent. The Flint River Partnership (which includes the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service and The Nature Conservancy)...

2014-03-06 12:22:12

DAVIS, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Soil health is a journey to understand how to mimic nature," says Ray 'the-Soil-Guy' Archuleta, a conservationist and soil health instructor with the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Farmers and anyone who wants to understand how to build more naturally fertile soil that also absorbs rainfall while requiring fewer inputs to produce a profitable crop, are invited to attend any of the four free seminars. The...

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