On May 15, NACD attended the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry hearing evaluating the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s conservation programs.

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Matt Lohr and Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce testified before the subcommittee. Lohr and Fordyce provided updates on conservation program signups. For more details on these programs, read this blog summarizing the hearing , written by NACD Director of Government Affairs Coleman Garrison .

As USDA begins implementing the 2018 Farm Bill, multiple program application and comment deadlines are approaching:

As USDA continues to implement the 2018 Farm Bill, please visit NACD’s farm bill webpage to stay up-to-date on 2018 Farm Bill implementation, deadlines, sign-ups and more.