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Minutes - State Technical Committee meeting, Dec. 12, 2013

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) held a State Technical Committee meeting at the Brigham Hill Community Farm, 37 Wheeler Road in North Grafton, Massachusetts on Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon.  For more information, contact Barbara Miller at (413) 253-4380, or email: Barbara.miller@ma.usda.gov.

AGENDA:

  • State Conservationist’s comments - Christine Clarke
  • NRCS budget and outlook
  • Legislative update (Farm Bill)
  • Review of minutes from the December 2012 meeting
  • 2013 Farm Bill Program Summary - Barbara Miller
  • Financial Assistance Programs
  • Easement Programs
  • Natural Resource Concerns - Christine Clarke
  • Local Work Group Efforts/Results
  • Forestry Subcommittee
  • Certainty
  • Technical Matters - Barbara Miller
  • Conservation Planning, Practices & Implementation
  • Planning Criteria and CPPE
  • Program Development - Barbara Miller
  • Payment Schedules
  • Program Delivery & Balance
  • State Technical Committee – member updates  - All
  • Discussion - All

Minutes [PDF]

Programs Update presentation [PDF]

Massachusetts Field Staff Realignment and Planning Teams summary [PDF]

Floodplain Protection presentation [PDF]