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Conservation funding and the 2023 Farm Bill

The USDA has begun implementing funding for conservation programs under the Inflation Reduction Act. Andrew Walmsley, senior director of government affairs with American Farm Bureau, says there are some concerns about if it will impact the upcoming farm bill. “There are some that believe USDA... Read More.

Funding available to help conservation investments

Funding is available for Missouri farmers interested in starting or expanding conservation practices. Clayton Light Director of Conservation Agriculture and Farm Operations with Missouri Soybeans says the Inflation Reduction Act provided more money for at least two conservation programs available through the Natural Resources... Read More.

Boozman says voluntary conservation programs vital

The Ranking Member of the Senate Ag Committee says conservation programs in the next farm bill need to remain voluntary. Senator John Boozman told a farm bill conservation and forestry hearing Wednesday that Washington prioritized a limited set of conservation and resource concerns, but... Read More.

Conservation and Water: High Priority in the 2023 Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. questioned witnesses today during the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry’s third hearing on the 2023 Farm Bill, a five-year legislative package that is critical for providing support to Kansas’ agriculture industry.... Read More.

FSA praises conservation benefits of CRP

The USDA says the Conservation Reserve Program is a critical tool to help address climate change. Matt Russell is Iowa’s Farm Service Agency Executive Director. “It’s a great way to increase conservation on the land with cover, a variety of practices that you can... Read More.