San Mateo’s Jim Howard Selected as Conservation Planner of the Year

USDA-NRCS in California has selected Jim Howard the 2014 Conservation Planner of the Year. Howard, the district conservationist for San Mateo Co., has been invaluable to the county’s farming and ranching community, agricultural organizations, and local residents for nearly 10 years.

NRCS California 4 Year Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2015-2018

The California NRCS Strategic Plan captures the priorities identified by our employees, partners and customers to continue delivery of sound voluntary conservation of our California natural resources on private land. Find out more about the actions we will be undertaking in the next 4 years.

NRCS Seeks Farmers to Flood Fields for Winter Waterfowl

Eligible producers are encouraged to apply by Nov. 7, 2014 - Record numbers of waterfowl are heading south to the Pacific flyway looking for migratory or overwintering habitat. A third year of drought means the birds are arriving in the Sacramento Valley...

Quenching California’s Thirst

NRCS has worked with growers like Rick Adinolfi (pictured at left with Bob Hewitt, NRCS) of Crazy Horse Ranch in Temecula, California, to conserve water and other natural resources for more than 40 years. Read about his success in saving water during this serious drought in California.

What’s in the Farm Bill for You

On February 7, 2014, the President signed the 2014 Farm Bill into law. The Farm Bill provides California farmers and ranchers a suite of conservation technical and financial assistance to implement water, air and soil improvements on their land.

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