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Railcar Helps Bridge Lifelong Access Goal

Jeff Mack had a lifelong goal to get a bridge on his land to improve access to his cattle in the winter months. The Natural Resources Conservation Service used their EQIP program to facilitate that goal by repurposing a railcar and giving better and more reliable access to the property.

Celebrating 25 Years of Conservation Easements

Easements are an important conservation tool, protecting ecologically vital wetlands, grasslands and cropland. To celebrate, NRCS California has produced a 2019 planner. Download it here.

University researchers and organic farmers to build soil as nature intended

A USDA grant will allow a group of California organic farmers to team up with researchers from the University of California, Chico State and Fresno State to determine whether tilling less soil on the farm will improve production of vegetable crops.

The aim is to duplicate the...

#FridaysOnTheFarm - Fifth Crow Farm

This Friday, meet the trio who runs Fifth Crow Farm, a 75-acre organic farm in Pescadero, California.

From day one, John Vars, Teresa Kurtak and Mike Irving – who met at UC Santa Cruz’s Farm and Garden Program – used a conservation...

Drought Assistance: Sometimes Old Technology is the Best Solution

NRCS is known for providing one-on-one, personalized advice on the best solutions to meet unique conservation challenges. Sometimes the best solution is not something expensive or new but is instead simple and time tested...


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