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Farm Bill Conservation Programs

If you own or manage farmland or forest land, run a greenhouse, or grow shellfish or other specialty crops in Massachusetts, the Farm Bill conservation programs can help you address natural resource concerns and opportunities on your land.

Financial Assistance Programs

Easement Programs

The State Technical Committee advises the NRCS State Conservationist on the technical guidelines necessary to implement the conservation provisions of the Farm Bill.

Conservation Compliance

Don't lose your USDA benefits! Most USDA programs require you to comply with the Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation provisions of the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended, which link program eligibility to farming practices designed to protect wetlands and to protect highly erodible land from excessive soil erosion.


Other Programs

Project environmental assessments and other public notices