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Episode 177. Working-Lands Conservation Programs

In this episode, Jeff Schahczenski, an agricultural and natural resource economist with the National Center for Appropriate Technology, discusses working-lands conservation solutions with NCAT outreach specialist Rich Myers. Both work out of NCAT’s headquarters in Butte, Montana.

In the 2018 Farm Bill, significant changes were made in the two most important federal working-lands conservation programs: USDA NRCS’s Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP). Jeff and Rich discuss the importance of these programs to farmers and ranchers in supporting a more sustainable agriculture, as well as the recently adopted NRCS Conservation Assessment and Ranking Tool (CART), which is used to rank applicants for limited funding available for these valuable working lands conservation resources.

For more information on this topic, you can contact Jeff Schahczenski directly at jeffs@ncat.org.

Related ATTRA Resources:

Conservation Assessment Ranking Took (CART) webinar series

Other Resources:

USDA National Resources Conservation Service

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