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California Dairy Family Provides Habitat for 25,000 Imperiled Birds

A Merced dairy family is playing a key role in protecting imperiled Tricolored Blackbirds, a California-native species federally listed as a Bird of Conservation Concern and as a State of California Threatened Species.

A large colony of the birds has been nesting at Diamond...

#FridaysOnTheFarm: Knowledge is Key
Meet Salvador Prieto and Martha Romera, owners of a 20-acre lemon and avocado orchard in Somis, California. Salvador’s interest in farming began as a young boy growing up on a small farm in Mexico.
Meadowview HOA Restoration Project

The Meadowview Community HOA in Temecula came to the NRCS for assistance in addressing a critical streambank erosion issue they had in their 400 acre community rangeland and open space property. Watch the YouTube video now! (Video: 04:15 min.)

On Farms and Ranches, Every Day is Earth Day

At USDA, we celebrate Earth Day 2019 by offering big thank-yous to farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners for all they do. Every day, we recognize their efforts to conserve natural resources while producing food, fiber, and fuel for people in their communities and around the world...

A Sailor and His Dragon Fruit

Meet Leonardo Aguila, a farmer and U.S. Navy veteran who grows avocados, dragon fruit, and cherimoyas on his six-acre orchard in Fallbrook, California. Leonardo has worked with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to improve irrigation and conserve water across his operation.

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