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USDA NRCS Fire Recovery Programs Continue in California

Davis, Calif., (November 8, 2017) – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is continuing to offer assistance to landowners affected by recent catastrophic wildfires.  The assistance, provided through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) covers erosion control and water quality practices on eligible cropland, rangeland and nonindustrial private forestland. Typical practices include mulching, seeding, grade stabilization, tree planting …

Wildfire Recovery Resources Listed on CDFA Web Page

Sacramento, Calif., (October 26, 2017) – With thousands of Californians suffering devastating losses due to recent wildfires, CDFA is offering a web page with resources for recovery. Included is a program from the California Employment Development Department (EDD) for individual assistance to those who have lost their jobs during the fires, in Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Sonoma and Yuba counties. This …

Lessons to be Learned From Northern California Fires

  Lakeport, Calif., (October 26, 2017) – It’s Deja Vu all over again 
- Yogi Berra   Once again I’m asked to provide some perspective on yet another catastrophic situation affecting the North Coast. In 2015, it was the Valley Fire. In 2016, it was the Clayton Fire. This year there are so many fires I’m having difficulty recalling their …

Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation Establishes Housing Support for Ag Workers Displaced by Fires

Santa Rosa, Calif., (October 23, 2017) – With firefighters gaining control of fires throughout Sonoma County, the Grape Growers Foundation (SCGGF) announced today it is partnering with the Sonoma County Farm Bureau to establish a housing recovery fund for ag workers and their families who were displaced from their homes by last week’s devastating fires. The fund will serve to …

University of California ANR Wildfire Experts

Sacramento, Calif., (October 23, 2017) – UC ANR wildfire experts are stationed around the state and can answer questions on a diversity of issues related to the prevention, impacts, aftermath, and generally, the science of wildfire in California. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) is a division of the University with scientists based on three UC campuses and in …

Preparing to Evacuate During Wildfire? These Checklists Can Help

Davis, Calif., (October 20, 2017) – As more than 20 major wildfires burn in Northern California, residents in those regions need to be ready to evacuate on short notice. The wind-driven fires are moving quickly and can change direction unexpectedly. “It is pretty tense here as the fire north of us keeps circling back and forth,” said Glenn McGourty, UC …

Allied Grape Growers Address North Coast Wildfire Situation

Allied Grape Growers Address North Coast Wildfire Situation

It is devastating to see our friends in the wine industry, neighbors and families losing their homes and in some cases, their lives to these destructive wildfires. Learn about the current status of the situation from both the community and wine industry perspective by watching this video interview with Nat DiBuduo, President of Allied Grape Growers, and what you can …

Fire Victim Relief: Help Raise Funds for FFA Jackets

Tulare, Calif., (October 19, 2017) – Tulare County Farm Bureau is spearheading a campaign to replace FFA jackets for students impacted by Northern California fires. Our Blue Jacket Bonanza program this year will include a special fundraising effort to buy jackets for youth who lost theirs to these devastating fires. Please consider donating to this special relief effort. Donations can …

WUD Sends Help to Those Impacted by Sonoma County

Modesto, Calif., (October 17, 2017) – As you have no doubt heard, our neighbors in Sonoma County have been devastated by several fires that ignited in the wee hours of Monday. Yesterday was spent evacuating, praying and ensuring safety. Today, as we assess the damage I am relieved to report that our members are all safe. Some have sustained losses, …

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