In: Conservation Programs
USDA Announced Wetland Compliance Provisions Listening Session
- July 14, 2014
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
- May 28, 2014
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
- April 7, 2014
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
- April 4, 2014
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
- April 2, 2014
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
- March 21, 2014
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
- March 11, 2014
Posted March 11, 2014 In a case which could have broad implications for passive investors in farmland, the U.S. Tax...
USDA Announces $3 Million for Program to Improve Honey Bee Health
- March 10, 2014
Posted March 10, 2014 USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will provide about $3 million in technical and financial assistance...
USDA Report Finds Success in Chesapeake Bay Conservation Practices
- December 11, 2013
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
- November 18, 2013
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
- October 29, 2013
Posted October 29, 2013 Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, recently announced that USDA has begun distributing Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)...
Mississippi Soybean Board Announces Aquifer Initiative
- September 23, 2013
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
- September 11, 2013
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
- August 22, 2013
Posted August 22, 2013 Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD), member of the House Agriculture Committee, says that Congress will pass a...
Senate Majority Leader Reid: Temporary Extension of Farm Bill Not Going To Happen
- June 24, 2013
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
- May 7, 2013
Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, will convene a meeting of the full...