Posted January 24, 2014
The National Agricultural Law Center offers a wide range of resources, one of which is the Conservation Programs Reading Room available here.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA), currently administers the federal conservation programs.  Conservation programs are voluntary and designed to encourage agricultural producers and landowners to undertake conservation practices on agricultural lands.  Types of conservation programs include “land retirement” and “working lands” programs. 
Major programs include the Conservation Reserve Program, Wetlands Reserve Program, Environmental Quality Incentives Program, and the Conservation Security Program. 
The Conservation Programs Reading Room provides information on major statutes, relevant regulations, a link to the Conservation Programs case law index, Administrative Law Decisions, Center Research Publications, relevant Congressional Research Service reports, and many other resources.


These resources are provided by the National Agricultural Law Center as a free service to the public.