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Voluntary Conservation Works


The 2014 Farm Bill was enacted on February 7, 2014. NRCS offers voluntary Farm Bill conservation programs that benefit both agricultural producers and the environment.

Some programs will be available immediately, while others will require limited time to be set up within the agency. Details are on each program page and at your local USDA Service Center.

Current Farm Bill contracts remain in effect; new sign-up information will be announced here as it becomes available.

Learn more about Financial Assistance Learn more about Easements Learn more about Partnerships
NRCS offers financial and technical assistance to help agricultural producers make and maintain conservation improvements on their land. NRCS offers easement programs to eligible landowners to conserve working agricultural lands, wetlands, grasslands and forestlands. NRCS works with partners to leverage additional conservation assistance for agricultural producers and landowners in priority conservation areas.
More on Financial Assistance More on Easements More on Partnerships

New Farm Bill Conservation Programs

Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Compliance

The National NRCS web site discusses several topics related to Conservation Compliance and provides links to forms, fact sheets and a Conservation Compliance and Crop Insurance FAQ that can help answer questions you might have.


Conservation Compliance and Crop Insurance FAQ

Conservation Compliance Changes

Your Guide to the New Farm Bill Conservation Programs

Download this quick summary of changes made to conservation programs in the new Farm Bill, enacted on February 7, 2014. These programs are administered by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. The new Farm Bill streamlines conservation programs that enable farmers, ranchers and forest landowners to get assistance.

These downloads require Adobe Reader.

Your Guide to the New Farm Bill Conservation Programs (PDF; 1.9 MB)

2014 Farm Bill Highlights (PDF; 46 KB)

Other Farm Bill Programs

Agriculture Conservation Experienced Services Program
Conservation Innovation Grants
Technical Service Providers

Other Resources

2008 Farm Bill Archive

Archive of 2008 Farm Bill Information