Category Archives: Conservation

Governor Brown talks about drought and Ag on PBS

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Soil Health – a conversation between Secretary Ross and “Sammy Soil”

The theme of California Ag Day at the State Capitol last week was “Breaking New Ground,” with soil health a key focal point. During the event, CDFA Secretary Karen Ross took a moment to discuss the issue with “Sammy Soil,” … Continue reading

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Reminder – Ag Day today at State Capitol!

Please join us and tag your photos with #agday2015

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Soil health music video – “Don’t Treat it Like Dirt”

Ag Day 2015 is scheduled for tomorrow at California State Capitol. The theme this year, “Breaking New Ground,” includes soil health, and that’s the subject of this music video produced for the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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Final State Water Action Plan Released: Outlines California’s Near- and Long-Term Water Priorities – News Release

http://resources.ca.gov/docs/Final_Water_Action_Plan_Press_Release_1-27-14.pdf SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As California experiences one of the driest winters on record, the California Natural Resources Agency, the California Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture released the final California Water Action Plan, laying … Continue reading

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New study to reflect conservation benefits from farming in Central Valley

Every year thousands of California farmers work hard to protect the environment while maintaining the state’s enviable status as the Nation’s top agricultural producer. Farmers establish highly efficient irrigation systems, limit or stop the runoff from their farms, add vegetative … Continue reading

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2013 Leopold Conservation Award – Seeking Nominations

Sand County Foundation, in partnership with California Farm Bureau Foundation and Sustainable Conservation, is seeking nominations for the 2013 California Leopold Conservation Award. This award recognizes private landowners’ commitment to environmental stewardship and land management. The award, named after world-renowned … Continue reading

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Central Valley Dairy Farmer Honored for Commitment to Conservation

                                  I am pleased that Kings County dairy farmer Dino Giacomazzi has been named the 2012 recipient of the Leopold Conservation Award in California. The … Continue reading

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Fresno Bee – State Ag Board Tours Valley Water Bank

http://www.fresnobee.com/2012/09/11/2988334/valley-water-bank-showcased.html Fresno County farmer Marvin Meyers is proud of the work he has done to develop a 3,000-acre water bank and wildlife project. And on Tuesday, he was able to show it off to members of the California State Board … Continue reading

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California Leopold Conservation Award: Nominate Your Favorite Farmer or Rancher!

In the eyes of conservationist Aldo Leopold, an ethical relationship between the land and the people who benefit from it was “an evolutionary possibility and an ecological necessity.” His vision of a “land ethic” is what drives the search for … Continue reading

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