The U-S Department of Agriculture is proposing changes to their Conservation Stewardship Program and Nebraska farmers have a chance to comment on those suggestions. Mark Rose is with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and a Farm Bill team leader and says more will be offered to producers.
Rose says, “Other lands that can be enrolled include lands that are protected by an easement under the former Farm and Ranch Land Easement protection program which is now called the Agland Easement Program.”
Rose says the public comments will be used to finalize the interim final rule. Those wanting to comment can log on to regulations.gov or mail a response to Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. NRCS-2014-0008, Regulatory and Agency Policy Team, Strategic Planning and Accountability, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Building 1-1112D, Beltsville, MD 20705.
The deadline to comment is January 5, 2015.