Amygdalin in almond nectar cuts viruses, gut parasites in honeybees

Healthy bees mean better pollination and better crops, and a natural chemical compound in almond nectar and pollen reduces the level of disease in bees, while increasing beneficial gut bacteria. more »

USDA seeks proposals for innovative approaches to conservation on ag lands

USDA-NRCS is looking for agriculture partners to implement on-the-ground conservation and will provide incentives to offset the risk of trialing innovation. more »

Growers can apply to join 5 million acres in conservation easements

Growers can contact their local USDA service center to enroll for a farmland easement on eligible land, protecting the land from urban encroachment. more »

NRCS invites proposals for 2021 Conservation Innovation Grants

Applicants have through April 23 to apply for a grant to fund on-farm trials, field demonstrations and pilot projects that are likely successful, but not yet widely adopted. more »
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USDA encourages growers to apply for federal conservation assistance

Growers interested in financial and technical assistance are encourage to apply for USDA's Environmental Quality Incentives Program. more »

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