Posted July 14, 2014
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will host a listening session on July 28, according to a USDA NRCS press release available here.
This session will take place at Ankeny Fire Station #1, 120 NW Ash Drive in Des Moines, Iowa, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The session will provide farmers and the public an opportunity to provide comments on several proposed technical changes to the agency’s use of offsite wetland determination procedures. NRCS is also seeking input on implementation strategies for the wetland mitigation banking provision provided in the Agricultural Act of 2014.
Iowa is one of six states to hold listening sessions.
“We want landowners to understand and meet their wetland compliance responsibilities which are a condition of participating in USDA programs, including crop insurance,” said Jay Mar, state conservationist for Iowa NRCS.
For more information on conservation programs, please visit the National Agricultural Law Center’s website here.