USDA offers assistance to protect ag and grasslands


April 11, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages people and groups wanting to protect critical wetlands, agricultural lands and grasslands to consider enrolling their property into conservation easements.

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will begin implementation of the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program under the new 2018 Farm Bill. ACEP provides financial assistance to help landowners, tribes, land trusts and other groups protect these valuable lands. It focuses on restoring and protecting wetlands as well as conserving productive agricultural lands and grasslan...

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