Matt Lohr

USDA Seeks Input on Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Rule
USDA Seeks Input on Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Rule
The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service seeks public comments on its interim rule for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, known as ACEP. The rule is considered USDA’s premier conservation easement program, helping landowners protect working agricultural lands and wetlands.  The...
USDA Funds Conservation Innovation Across The Country
USDA Funds Conservation Innovation Across The Country
On Tuesday, the USDA announced $12.5 million in Conservation Innovation Grants.  The effort supports development of innovative systems and technologies for private lands conservation.   The funding is provided through the Conservation Innovation Grants program, which “funds the future of agriculture and conservation” through grants to organizations and universities that are developing the next gen