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2009-12-11 09:30:00

Application deadline set for January 31 DAVIS, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California agricultural producers who are certified organic or transitioning to organic production may qualify for technical and financial assistance through a special initiative administered by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Two million dollars in funding will be available to eligible producers in California as part of the agency's Environmental Quality Incentives Program...

2009-11-12 16:05:00

Emissions reductions equivalent to removing 153,000 cars from California highways DAVIS, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results are in from the first year of a new air quality program for farmers: 2,523 applications were submitted for the program to clear Central Valley skies by offering incentives to retire old inefficient engines and adopt cultural practices to improve air quality. The $22.6 million made available this year through USDA's Natural Resources Conservation...

2009-11-10 14:00:00

Pollution Reduction Equivalent to Taking 150,000+ Cars Off California Roads DAVIS, Calif., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 600 farmers and ranchers receiving funds this year from a new program administered by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to reduce on-farm air pollution will improve air quality in the Central Valley by the equivalent of taking more than 150,000 cars off the road. Environmental Defense Fund partnered with farm groups and members of...

2009-10-26 10:00:00

DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California will host a State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting on Nov. 9, 2009, to discuss 2010 priorities for Farm Bill conservation programs in California. The meeting will be held at the Stanislaus County Ag Center, 3800 Cornucopia Way, in Modesto, beginning at 10 a.m. The meeting will begin with a synopsis of the 2009 distribution of funds and conservation results covering...

2009-08-21 12:51:00

DAVIS, Calif., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acting State Conservationist Gayle Norman, of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), today announced approval of more than $438,800 in Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) to eight California organizations. The funds, provided through NRCS, will assist the groups in developing and refining cutting-edge technologies to help agricultural producers to sustain natural resources and improve their operations. NRCS administers the...

2009-07-07 13:30:00

DAVIS, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten California projects, sponsored by eight partnering organizations, have been selected for funding through the Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI), a new program established in the 2008 Farm Bill and administered by the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service. The projects will receive a targeted portion of the funds available to the Agency through conservation programs such as the Environmental Quality Incentives...

2009-05-29 14:15:00

DAVIS, Calif., May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organic farmers and those transitioning to organic production will have extra time to apply for conservation assistance available from USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The new timeline requires these producers to apply by June 26th for assistance in fiscal year 2009 through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). "We have received numerous requests from partners to extend the timeline for this program in...

2009-05-12 16:04:00

Deadline for applications set for May 29 DAVIS, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California agricultural producers who are certified organic or transitioning to organic production, may qualify for technical and financial assistance through a new initiative administered by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Three million dollars in funding will be available to eligible producers in California as part of the agency's Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)....

2009-05-06 14:10:00

FRESNO, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dave White, Chief of the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, enriched California's air quality resources by $5 million during his first visit to California as head of the national conservation agency. The additional money will bring to $20.9 million the funds NRCS in California is making available to help farmers and ranchers reduce air quality emissions from off-road mobile or stationary agricultural sources. Applications are being...

2009-05-01 11:45:00

USDA Now Taking Applications for Practices to Reduce Ozone and Particulate Matter DAVIS, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farmers and ranchers interested in reducing air quality emissions from off-road mobile or stationary agricultural sources are invited to apply between April 30 and June 26, 2009, for funds made available under a new air quality provision of the 2008 federal Farm Bill. "The primary goal of this new portion of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is...


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