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USDA-NRCS and CARCD to launch 3rd Round of Outreach Mini Grants

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) to launch 3rd Grant cycle for Outreach Mini Grants. NRCS California is partnering with CARCD to provide small outreach grant opportunities for Ag...

Conservation Couple: From Bay Area Business Owners to Award-Winning Ranchers

When Mike and Kathy Landini packed their belongings into friends’ trucks and left Concord, Calif., for Elk Creek, Calif., they had no idea what their new life would bring. They were looking for a quieter place to raise their children...

USDA Easement Investments Benefit California Agriculture and Resources

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California successfully finalized 18 new easements in 2016 protecting a total of 10,758 acres of farmland, ranchland, and wetland throughout the state. These voluntary easements were funded with a combination of...


Conservation Client Gateway offers a new way to work with NRCS

Conservation Client Gateway is a secure new website that lets farmers and ranchers request conservation assistance, review and sign documents, track payments and much more.

CA Farmers Say Healthier Soil May Improve Air Quality, Grow Tastier Produce

NRCS recently worked with National Public Radio in Fresno to tell the story of Sano Farms, where improving soil health has been a priority for over 15 years. The result? 75% less fuel needed, 50% less nitrogen and 35% less water—all to grow better quality tomatoes...


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