On Thursday, Sept. 18, "The benefits of promoting soil health in agriculture and rural America" was the topic of a hearing by the House Subcommittee on Conservation Energy, and Forestry (Committee on Agriculture).
As part of the hearing's proceedings, Chief Jason Weller testified regarding NRCS' efforts to promote and facilitate the adoption of soil health management systems on America's farms and ranches.
Click here to watch the webcast, or read the testimony from the panelists.
Farm Bill Program Updates
Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) – Selections are anticipated to be announced in late Nov. See the RCPP - By the Numbers webpage.
Conservation Compliance – See Conservation Compliance website with information and links to FAQs, the webinar and other resources.
Conservation Innovation Grants – Grant award selections were announced, see the list of awardees and the news release. An announcement for FY2015 funding is anticipated for mid-Dec.
View Farm Bill webpages and downloadable fact sheets in Spanishhere.
To ask a question, email FarmBillQA@wdc.usda.gov; three sets of FAQs can be viewed here. Farm Bill talking points, PowerPoint presentation, Conservation Compliance talking points, and other internal materials can be viewed here. For more information on conservation programs in the Farm Bill, visit www.nrcs.usda.gov/farmbill.
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