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2018 Farm Bill Rules

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NRCS uses the Federal Register to publish and to gather comments on Farm Bill rules. Learn more by reviewing the rules below or visiting regulations.gov.

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

Interim Final Rule

Final Rule

Conservation Stewardship Program

Interim Final Rule

Final Rule

Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Interim Final Rule

Final Rule

Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Interim Final Rule

Final Rule

Previous Farm Bill National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documents

Conservation Practice Standards

Feral Swine and Eradication and Control Pilot Program

Other

NRCS published updates to multiple NRCS regulations in one document. These were generally mandated by the 2018 Farm Bill and were considered minor. Updated regulations include the following:

  • State Technical Committee
  • Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Program
  • Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
  • Technical Service Provider Assistance (TSP)
  • Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP)

Miscellaneous Conservation Provisions

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