Farm groups are applauding the USDA for making changes to the Conservation Reserve Program. National Association of Conservation Districts President Michael Crowder says inadequate compensation for landowners led to a low enrollment in the program. He thinks the new, increased rental rates and incentives are critical. “We are nearly four million acres under the cap set by the 2018 Farm Bill. Hopefully, these changes get us full enrollment for the Conservation Reserve Program.” The NACD also formed a Climate Action Task Force to assess current and emerging climate policy opportunities.
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