State of California and farmers collaborate to conserve water, provide critical habitat for migratory birds

The program works with farmers to implement practices to conserve water, protect water quality, promote soil health, and mitigate potential drought impacts on fish and migratory birds. more »

Conservation goals leave many farmlands out

Farmland-conservation advocates argue that California's ambitious conservation-based climate plan largely excludes the lands of farmers from being counted. more »

USDA seeks proposals for innovative conservation approaches on ag lands

NRCS is offering incentive payments to producers who conduct on-farm trials with new conservation activities. more »

NRCS offers webinar presenting findings about conservation on cropland

The webinar will include adoption trends for conservation tillage, cover crops, structural practices, irrigation practices, and advanced technologies, such as enhanced-efficiency fertilizers and variable rate fertilization. more »

Project aimed at improving fertilization and irrigation practices

With funding provided by USDA-NRCS, the project will deploy Extension personnel to perform demonstrations, provide on-farm consultations, and conduct outreach activities to promote locally appropriate best practices. more »

NRCS announces California conservation funding opportunities for 2022

Programs include cost-share assistance and conservation. Rankings and dates for all states are also available. more »
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USDA targets sensitive, highly erodible land for Conservation Reserve Program

Even with the acceptance of 2.8 million acres in offers, the program still falls short of its 4 million acre target, which results in some negative environmental impacts. more »

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