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Kansas Conservation History | 1990-1997

Kansas Conservation History

1990, April 12

Harney silt loam is adopted as the Kansas State Soil.

Wetlands Reserve Program is established as part of the Food Security Act.

1994, October 20

SCS's name is changed to Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

First Emergency Wetlands Reserve Program project approved in Kansas starts.

1994 Logo for the Natural Resources Conservation Service


1996 Farm Bill (Federal Agricultural Improvement and Reform Act of 1996) establishes new programs -- the Farmland Protection Program (FPP), the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), and the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) -- and extends the Conservation Reserve and Wetlands Reserve Programs.



Tomas M. Dominguez, State Conservationist, 1997-2001

Photo of Tomas M. Dominguez