Conservation easements funded

Conservation easements funded

USDA announces $328 million in conservation funding for 380 easement projects covering 129,000 acres.

CONSERVATION programs of the past tended to force participants into one program or another. However, under the 2014 farm bill, the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) "creates flexibility to put our ideas together and then seek assistance and funding to accomplish those goals," according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

On Sept. 8, Vilsack announced that $328 million in conservation funding is being invested to help landowners pro

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