The Central Sierra Recovery and Restoration Project in the Sierra National Forest in California is the big winner among the 10 new projects earmarked for funding in 2017 under USDAps Joint Chiefsp Landscape Restoration Partnership.
President Obama signed into law a water projects authorization bill and issued a statement cautioning agency managers to heed endangered species requirements before increasing irrigation water supplies in Californias drought-stricken Central Valley.
As we look ahead to a new year, a new Administration and a new farm bill, itÐs important to recognize what works and what doesnÐt. Top of my list of approaches that really work? Voluntary conservationÐno surprise there.
USDA is offering farmers and ranchers new opportunities to participate in the Conservation Reserve Program, including new techniques to protect water quality and adding 1.1 million acres to a number of key CRP practices.