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California Wildfires make Firefighting Funds a Hot Topic in D.C.

posted on September 18, 2015 at 5:18 PM

California Wildfires make Firefighting Funds a Hot Topic in D.C.
According to statistics from the National Interagency Fire Center, 2015’s fire season is one of the worst in recent memory. And while several western states have fallen prey to the combustible nature of prolonged drought, California is the... Full Story

Two Municipalities Deploy Different Nitrate Strategies

posted on June 19, 2015 at 5:11 PM

Two Municipalities Deploy Different Nitrate Strategies
Conservation could be considered a basic tenet of modern agriculture. And while the well-worn concept is being adopted, voluntarily, throughout portions of rural America, some have kept a watchful eye on the environmental impact of farming…for... Full Story

Californians conserved more water ahead of mandatory cuts

posted on June 5, 2015 at 3:45 PM

Californians are using less water, but they'll have to conserve a lot more to reach the mandatory drought cuts taking effect this month, according to the latest numbers released Tuesday. Full Story

Rules aim to protect imperiled bird's habitat in 10 states

posted on May 29, 2015 at 4:25 PM

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell revealed plans Thursday to preserve habitat in 10 Western states for an imperiled ground-dwelling bird, the federal government's biggest land-planning effort to date for conservation of a single species. Full Story

Warm February takes toll on mountain snowpack in West

posted on March 13, 2015 at 1:55 PM

Warm temperatures and a lack of snowfall in February have taken a toll on winter snowpack in the Cascade Mountains and other areas in the West, the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service said Wednesday. Full Story

Conservation groups push to block Minnesota carp

posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Conservation groups are pressing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help block invasive carp species by ending operations at two Twin Cities-area locks in the Mississippi River. Full Story

US to spend $328 million on conservation easements

posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:31 AM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced $328 million in funding Monday to protect and restore farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the country. Full Story

USDA seeks partnerships to protect soil, water

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:05 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is teaming with businesses, nonprofits and others on a five-year, $2.4 billion program that will fund locally designed soil and water conservation projects nationwide, Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday. Full Story

Farmers: Obama's drought relief efforts lacking

posted on February 14, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Farmers in California's drought-stricken Central Valley said Friday that the financial assistance President Barack Obama is delivering on his visit does not get to the heart of California's long-term water problems. Full Story

Program provides $35 million to help conservation

posted on February 14, 2014 at 3:09 PM

The federal government is setting aside $35 million over three years to help landowners conserve wetlands and grasslands in the five-state Prairie Pothole Region. Full Story

Farm Bill Rejected by House

posted on June 21, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Farm Bill Rejected by House
The U.S. House of Representatives ended a marathon debate over the Farm Bill, as a $940 billion overhaul of agriculture and food assistance went down in defeat. Full Story

Farm Bill Clears Senate

posted on June 14, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Farm Bill Clears Senate
It felt like 2012 all over again this week as the U.S. Senate passed its version the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act. Better known as the Farm Bill, the measure won approval Monday night with little debate. The legislation preserved much... Full Story

USDA Celebrates 150 Years of Helping People

posted on January 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM

USDA Celebrates 150 Years of Helping People
One year into the Civil War, additional Union troops were rushed to Washington D.C. to protect the nation's capitol from rapidly advancing Confederate forces. With his back against the wall, President Abraham Lincoln struggled to unite a... Full Story

Conservationists Team Up With Ranchers, Loggers

posted on December 21, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Experts say there's been a shift to working more with industries once seen as harmful by environmentalists. Full Story

2012 Farm Bill Remains Stalled As Deadline Nears

posted on September 21, 2012 at 6:33 PM

2012 Farm Bill Remains Stalled As Deadline Nears
The 2012 Farm Bill remains stalled in Congress as September 30 deadline looms. Full Story
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