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Natural Resources Conservation Service
New Farm Bill Conservation Roll Out Begins in California With Environmental Cost Share Sign Up
August 18th, 2008
Conservation cost share applications for the popular Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) are being accepted for funding consideration in fiscal year 2009 from now through November 2, 2008 at USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) offices throughout California. The program, providing financial and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers for natural resource improvements, received a record $53,959,920 in funding in California for 2008.
"We begin this fiscal year with the promise of a newly minted Farm Bill that carries a strong conservation title," says NRCS State Conservationist Ed Burton. "All of our programs provide helpful tools for balancing...
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Source: Food Weekly Focus (2008-08-18)