U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

September 14, 2013--USDA, Coca-Cola sign 5-year partnership to help restore watersheds on national forest land (Washington Post)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Coca-Cola signed a five-year agreement Friday to restore watersheds that have been damaged or altered by development, wildfires and agriculture as part of an initiative to slow runoff and replenish groundwater on federal lands.

February 22, 2012--USDA withdraws wastewater funds (Pagosa Springs Sun)

Questions surrounding the town’s ability to treat its wastewater recently became complicated by two issues: the loss of federal funding to pay for that treatment and the apparent disregard for local contractors in a bidding process.

LPEA Receives USDA Grant

The La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) was awarded a $100,000 USDA-Rural Development Grant last fall to help members save energy and explore renewable energy options.  The funds are designated to assist rural small businesses, specifically irrigators and water companies, with energy audits and renewable energy development. 

September 2, 2011--California watershed program to pay farmers, ranchers, foresters (Ag Journal)

Sustainable Conservation, in partnership with Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Incentives, Protected Harvest and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, has been awarded a $372,000 Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a pilot program to measure environmental benefits in California’s Mokelumne River Watershed.

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