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$20 Million Available to California Producers to Combat Effects of Drought

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has made available $20 million to help drought-stricken producers in California. The funding is available through the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program to help producers use water more efficiently, stabilize fallowed cropland … Continue reading

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USDA Pilot Program Supports New Population of Farmers in Midwest

A USDA-funded pilot program is helping a new segment of the farming population in the Midwest. An immigrant-training program launched in January, is supporting aspiring farmers in Nebraska and Missouri. Although immigrant-owned farm operations are not new in California and … Continue reading

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Beginning Farmers Receive Training Through New California Initiative

For six months, staff from the California Farm Service Agency spent several evenings and weekends educating new farmers through the California Farm Academy. A new initiative geared toward working adults with busy schedules, the academy serves as a farm business … Continue reading

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