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America Great Outdoors

America’s Great Outdoors: A Promise to Future Americans

President Obama launched the America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) Initiative to develop a 21st Century conservation and recreation agenda. AGO takes as its premise that lasting conservation solutions should rise from the American people – that the protection of our natural heritage is a non-partisan objective shared by all Americans.

AGO recognizes that many of the best ideas come from outside of Washington. Instead of dictating policies, this initiative turns to communities for local, grassroots conservation initiatives. Instead of growing bureaucracy, it calls for reworking inefficient policies and making the Federal Government a better partner with states, tribes, and local communities. The report below is the result of this work.

 

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Practices and Payments Schedules Eligible under the  America's Great Outdoors Initiative

 

*Socially Disadvantaged, Beginning, and Limited Resource Farmers/Ranchers - NRCS definition