Drought Information sessions being held in California - Cowsmo

Drought Information sessions being held in California

The California Department of Food and Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will hold informational sessions on drought resources for farmers, ranchers and farmworkers in several locations throughout the state in the coming weeks. The sessions will provide information on state and federal government programs designed to assist farmers with water conservation, crop insurance, and other on-farm management tools. Information on farmworker assistance programs will also be available.

Upcoming application deadlines for federal programs include crop insurance programs offered by the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (February 28th); non-insured crop insurance offered by the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (March 1st); and water conservation enhancements offered by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (March 3rd). These programs offer a variety on-farm assistance including cover crops and tree pruning as well as market-based risk management tools.

Informational sessions will be held on the following dates/locations:

February 18, 2014 – 6p.m. to 8p.m. (Redding/Palo Cedro)

Junction Elementary School – Theater Room

9087 Deschutes Road

Palo Cedro, CA 96073

February 19, 2014 – 6p.m. to 8p.m. (Salinas)

Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office

1428 Abbott Street

Salinas, CA 93901

February 20, 2014 – 6p.m. to 8p.m. (Fresno)

Fresno County Farm Bureau

1274 W. Hedges Ave

Fresno, CA 93728

February 25, 2014 – 6p.m. to 8p.m. (Ventura/Camarillo)

Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office

555 Airport Way, Suite E

Camarillo, CA 93010

February 26, 2014 – 6p.m. to 8p.m. (San Diego/Escondido)

San Diego County Farm Bureau

1670 E. Valley Parkway

Escondido, CA 92027

Several state/federal government entities will be represented at these information sessions, including: USDA Farm Service Agency; USDA Risk Management Agency; USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; USDA Rural Development; the California Employment Development Department; and other community resources.

For more information concerning drought resources for California farmers, ranchers and farmworkers, please visit www.cdfa.ca.gov/drought





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