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USDA Announced Wetland Compliance Provisions Listening Session

Posted July 14, 2014 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will host a listening session on...

USDA Seeks Partnerships in New Conservation Program

Posted May 28, 2014   On Tuesday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) traveled to...

Vilsack Releases Farm Bill Implementation Progress Report

Posted April 7, 2014   Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently released a progress report for the implementation of the farm...

Senator Cochran Asks USDA to Designate a Critical Conservation Area

Posted April 4, 2014   U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) recently suggested that USDA consider designating the Lower Mississippi River Valley...

Lesser Prairie Chicken Listed as “Threatened” Under the Endangered Species Act

Posted April 2, 2014   The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently announced its final listing of the lesser prairie-chicken...

SD Senator Says Farm Bill Implementation Expected Soon

Posted March 21, 2014   Senator John Thune (R-SD) expects the 2014 Farm Bill to be implemented quickly, according to an...

Tax Court Says Non-Farmer’s CRP Income Subject to Self-Employment Tax

Posted March 11, 2014   In a case which could have broad implications for passive investors in farmland, the U.S. Tax...

EPA’s Watershed Academy Webcast Seminar: March 25

Posted March 10, 2014   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Watershed Academy is sponsoring a free webcast seminar on Tuesday,...

USDA Announces $3 Million for Program to Improve Honey Bee Health

Posted March 10, 2014   USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will provide about $3 million in technical and financial assistance...

NALC Resource: Conservation Programs Reading Room

Posted January 24, 2014   The National Agricultural Law Center offers a wide range of resources, one of which is the...

USDA Report Finds Success in Chesapeake Bay Conservation Practices

Posted December 11, 2013   USDA recently released a report finding that farm bill conservation practices are reducing runoff of nutrients...

Report Finds Potential Savings of $130 Billion from Agricultural Programs

Posted November 18, 2013   A report released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) shows that Congress could save around $130...

USDA Issues CRP, Direct Payments, and ACRE Payments

Posted October 29, 2013   Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, recently announced that USDA has begun distributing Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)...

House Names Farm Bill Conferees

Posted October 14, 2013   On Saturday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) named farm...

Mississippi Soybean Board Announces Aquifer Initiative

Posted September 23, 2013   The Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board (MSPB) has announced an initiative to reduce the amount of...

Report: Conservation Practices Reduce Sediment and Nutrient Runoff

Posted September 11, 2013   A new report released by USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) shows significant reductions in the...

Rep. Kristi Noem: Congress Will Pass Farm Bill

Posted August 22, 2013 Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD), member of the House Agriculture Committee, says that Congress will pass a...

USDA Announces Emergency Assistance to Ranchers

Posted: August 7, 2013 In response to continued severe drought conditions in certain areas of the country, USDA’s Farm Service...

Senate Majority Leader Reid: Temporary Extension of Farm Bill Not Going To Happen

Posted:  June 24, 2013 In the wake of last week’s stunning rejection of the farm bill in the U.S. House of...

Senate Ag Committee to Mark-Up 2013 Farm Bill on May 14

Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, will convene a meeting of the full...