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Chief Jason Weller on the 2014 Farm Bill

NRCS Chief Jason Weller made the following statement on the 2014 Farm Bill:

Chief Weller image“At the Natural Resources Conservation Service, we are extremely pleased by the robust investments the new Farm Bill makes in the areas of conservation and support of America’s working lands. Producers will find that NRCS programs have been streamlined and are easier for them to use. At the same time, our field and national office staff will find that the new, simplified program structure will improve their ability to assist producers and NRCS clients.

The Bill continues to provide producers with financial and technical assistance and promotes conservation stewardship. It also combines easement programs to make them more accessible. As important, it creates a Regional Conservation Partnership Program that creates opportunities for partners to propose conservation solutions to local, state, or regional resource issues and work with NRCS to achieve results.

With the tools and resources provided through the 2014 Farm Bill, USDA and its partners will make a major difference not only in the quality of our natural resources, but also in the lives of farming and ranching families and the communities in which they live. I encourage any producer, or any individual wanting to know more about our programs, to stop by a local NRCS field office for more information. ”

Listen to the audio here.