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2009-05-01 09:00:00

DAVIS, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist, Ed Burton, is expanding a previously announced drought assistance program to $3 million. Four additional counties have been added to the program and all eligible counties will now have until May 22, 2009 to apply. The four new counties include: Santa Cruz, Siskiyou, Solano and Ventura. Farmers and ranchers in designated counties with extreme or severe drought conditions,...

2009-05-01 09:00:00

New Chief for USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service to Preside FRESNO, Calif., May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California is hosting the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 25-member Agricultural Air Quality Task Force in Fresno on May 6-7, 2009 at the Radisson Hotel at 2233 Ventura Street. The meeting is open to the public. "This is a pivotal time for agriculture and air quality," says Ed Burton, State Conservationist of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service in California....

2009-04-15 17:32:00

DAVIS, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Applicants for the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP), administered by the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), may apply for the program for the 2009 fiscal year between now and June 15, 2009. Ranking and selection of parcels will take place immediately thereafter and funds will be obligated by July 15, 2009. NRCS State Conservationist Ed Burton noted that while each fiscal year has its timelines for annual...

2009-04-07 16:30:00

DAVIS, Calif., April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farmers and ranchers in designated counties with extreme or severe drought conditions may apply for assistance from USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service in California until May 8, 2009. During the special 30-day sign up, NRCS will take applications for $2 million available for practices designed to protect soil and air quality in areas of fallowed fields, keep orchard trees alive, and protect natural resources on ranch and pasture...

2009-03-30 08:00:00

Resources available from two Farm Bill programs to achieve targeted conservation goals DAVIS, Calif., March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting proposals for a unique new conservation partnership program, established in the 2008 Farm Bill. The Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI) allows interested partners to propose projects that can draw from multiple conservation programs to forward conservation goals. "Each of...

2009-03-12 14:30:00

DAVIS, Calif., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Landowners of areas previously damaged in floods may apply for floodplain easements through USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service. Some $145 million will be available nationally with California's share of the funds dependent on the number and quality of applications received. The voluntary easement-and-restoration projects will restore an estimated 60,000 acres of frequently flooded land across the nation and create jobs in survey...

2009-02-18 12:13:00

DAVIS, Calif., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service in California will host a State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) meeting on March 4, 2009, to continue a public dialogue on priorities and procedures appropriate for implementing conservation programs in the Golden State in 2009. The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the California Farm Bureau conference room at 2300 River Plaza Drive, Sacramento. California received $30 million in...

2008-08-05 12:00:28

To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS Contact: Anita Brown, +1-530-792-5644, or Bill Ward, +1-530-792- 5616, both of NRCS DAVIS, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California will receive an initial allotment of $3.6 million in Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) funds. NRCS will use the money to move forward in helping communities that have suffered from wildfires during the past year to make needed natural resource repairs to...

2008-07-23 12:00:48

DAVIS, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2008 Farm Bill (Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008) became law on May 22, and included a strong conservation component that translates into millions of dollars in technical and financial assistance for California farmers, ranchers, forest managers and organizations to protect natural resources on private lands. USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California will host a State Technical Advisory Committee (STAC)...


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  • 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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