As the House Ag Committee works on its version of the next farm bill – National Association of Conservation Districts President Gene Schmidt is expressing the importance of the Conservation Title. He says producers want to do the right thing – but need the right tools and technical assistance to do it. He says farm bill conservation programs help producers implement conservation practices through voluntary, incentive-based methods and play a critical role in protecting air, land and water while supporting the nation’s long-term economic and food security. If the nation’s natural resources aren’t protected and preserved – Schmidt says we won’t have land for producing food, fuel and fiber. Because everyone eats and everyone needs clean air and water – Schmidt says the benefits of a strong Conservation Title provide value to everyone.
Schmidt says the Senate Ag Committee’s farm bill includes a strong Conservation Title that streamlines and consolidates programs for increased efficiency and ease-of-use for producers. It also maintains critical funding for all of the conservation purposes needed to implement conservation where it counts.
Source: NAFB News Service