A array of workshops will be hold during the subsequent couple of weeks to refurbish farmers as well as ranchers about the brand brand new cost-share module to assistance revoke air peculiarity emissions from off-road mobile or still rural sources. Fifteen workshops have been scheduled in assorted rural prolongation areas via the state, commencement upon Wednesday May twenty-seven in Fresno as well as final upon Tuesday, Jun sixteen in Stockton. A finish list of workshops is below.
The cost-share module is administered by the USDA — Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as partial of the brand brand new air peculiarity sustenance of the 2008 Federal Farm Bill, supposing by the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Under the program, rural producers can request for cost-share supports to replace, repower, or retrofit existent explosion engines. The deadline to request is Jun 26, 2009.
Producers in 36 counties have been authorised to make use of the supports to assistance revoke ozone as well as particulate make the difference emissions. Priority will be since to replacing older, higher-polluting engines with newer, reduced-emission record engines which encounter or surpass stream glimmer standards. Stationary, unstable as well as heavy-duty off-road mobile systems have been eligible.
Other authorised practices to revoke refugee dirt (particulate matter) embody charge tillage, collect activities, pointing harassment carry out as well as fertiliser injection. Up to $22 million is accessible for this program. In addition, sure informal Air Pollution Control Districts might yield co-funding opportunities.
The workshops will yield minute report as well as applications for the program.
Representatives from the USDA’s NRCS as well as Farm Services Agencies, informal Air Districts, rural associations as well as plantation apparatus dealers will be during any seminar to answer questions as well as to assistance producers establish if they have been authorised for the program.
For finish details, visit: www.ca.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/eqip/2009.
Agriculture Air Quality Workshops
Wednesday, May 27
9 a.m. — Thomason Tractor, 985 12th St., Firebaugh
2 p.m. — Fresno County Farm Bureau, 1274 W. Hedges Ave., Fresno
6 p.m. — Madera County Fairgrounds, Van Alen Hall, 1850 W. Cleveland Ave., Madera
Friday, May 29
9 a.m. — Kern Ag Pavilion, 3300 E. Belle Terrace, Bakersfield
2 p.m. — Tulare County Ag Commissioner/UCCE Auditorium, 4437 S. Laspina, Tulare
Tuesday, Jun 2
10 a.m. — San Mateo County Fairgrounds, EXPO Cafe, 2495 S. Delaware St, San Mateo
3 p.m. — Sonoma County Farm Bureau, 970 Piner Rd., Santa Rosa
Wednesday, Jun 3
8 a.m. — Yuba-Sutter County Fairgrounds, Franklin Hall, 442 Franklin Ave., Yuba City
Thursday, Jun 4
2 p.m. — El Dorado County Farm Bureau, 6170 China Hill Rd., El Dorado
Monday, Jun 8
1 p.m. — U.C. Coop Extension, Ventura, 669 County Square Drive, #100, Ventura
Tuesday, Jun 9
1:30 p.m. — Riverside County Farm Bureau, 21160 Box Springs Rd., Ste. 102, Moreno Valley
Wednesday, Jun 10
8 a.m. — Imperial County Farm Bureau, 1000 Broadway, El Centro
Tuesday, Jun 16
8 a.m. — Merced County Farm Bureau, 646 S. Highway 59, Merced
1 p.m. — Stanislaus County Farm Bureau, 1201 L St., Modesto
5:30 p.m. — San Joaquin County Farm Bureau, 3290 N. Ad Art Rd., Stockton