The USDA is out with a new initiative designed to incentivize conservation practices that improve nutrient management.  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the initiative will be based within NRCS.


"We're going to put $40 million of resources that we have available and target those resources through a regional conservation partnership program effort to increase better nutrient management around the country."


The Secretary added additional resources at the start of the new fiscal year will be combined with the nutrient management investment to boost NRCS programs and their support of producer based conservation practices.


"With additional resources in EQIP, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, and both the incentives and the contract program, and additional money in the Conservation Stewardship Program, CSP, to be able to allow farmers the ability and the resources to be able to do an even better job of nutrient management."


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