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Teresa DeAnda Receives Inaugural Community Hero Award

by Katie Kis — last modified Apr 19, 2013 01:09 PM
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NCAP's first ever Community Hero Award goes to Teresa DeAnda of California for her innovative and effective efforts to protect her community from pesticides. read more...

Conservation Stewardship Funding
 Now Available to Farmers in 2013

by Josh Vincent — last modified Apr 01, 2013 07:40 PM

Boise, Idaho – Farmers and ranchers will again have the opportunity to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), which rewards producers for conservation practices on working lands, thanks to passage of legislation last week. Funding for 2013 CSP enrollment was accidently cut off in the government-spending bill last October. read more...

David Brower Award Goes to NCAP Alumni

by Josh Vincent — last modified Mar 19, 2013 01:55 PM

Two long-time "ncappers" were recently recognized for their life long activism to protect people and the environment. read more...

Grower's Own 2013 Recap

by Josh Vincent — last modified Feb 25, 2013 02:42 PM

Earlier this month, NCAP held the fourth annual Grower’s Own Conference in Caldwell, Idaho. This year 90 farmers joined us, making it a sizeable gathering! read more...

Temporary Farm Bill Extension Passes: Food and Farm Issues Still in Play

by Kim Leval — last modified Jan 18, 2013 07:10 PM

In the blink of an eye, Congress passed a lousy 9-month Farm Bill extension, as the rest of us were ringing in the New Year. The extension was part of the fiscal cliff negotiations. read more...

Eat for the Earth!

by Shelly Connor — last modified Jan 11, 2013 05:10 PM
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Canola Hearing Jan. 23

by Josh Vincent — last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:29 PM

The next public hearing on the proposed new canola rule is Wednesday, January 23rd, 9 am at the Salem Fairgrounds. read more...

Community Hero Award Launched

by Shelly Connor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 03:45 PM

NCAP is now accepting nominations for the first-ever Community Hero Award. read more...

Organic Land Care Accreditation

by Josh Vincent — last modified Dec 26, 2012 07:22 PM
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Details for the upcoming accreditation course offered through Oregon Tilth. read more...

Pediatricians Call for IPM

by Josh Vincent — last modified Nov 28, 2012 05:29 PM

Pediatricians agree: pesticides and kids don't mix.