July 20, 2016
Farmers Might Be Breaking a Conservation Compact, But We Wouldn’t Actually Know
Turns out that botched implementation of the USDA’s conservation compliance program goes deeper than we thought, says internal watchdog report Earlier this spring, the USDA’s Office of the Inspector...
May 26, 2016
Watchdog Report Indicates Checks Were Written But On-Farm Conservation Was Never Verified
USDA’s Inspector General points to botched implementation of compliance checks that ensure real benefits go to fish and wildlife habitat on private lands After thousands of hours of work,...
March 15, 2016
Thank a Farmer Today—Here’s Why
A national holiday to recognize and celebrate agriculture producers who do plenty of good for wildlife, fish, and sportsmen You may not know that each American farmer feeds more...
August 17, 2015
USDA’s Big (Ahem, $20M) Investment in Wildlife Habitat and Public Access
Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture started the week on a high note by announcing its $20-million dollar investment in giving you better access to hunting and fishing. Agriculture...
May 29, 2015
Good Call: New Conservation Reserve Program Acres Will Enhance Duck Habitat in a Big Way
Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that an additional 800,000 acres will be eligible for enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), a Farm Bill initiative that has allowed...
May 13, 2015
Three USDA projects that could open more private land to sportsmen
There has certainly been some ongoing frustration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture from the ag community and sportsmen, but “The People’s Department” continues to put out good news...
February 3, 2015
From the good news desk: Sportsmen, farmers and feds team up on local solutions that make healthy watersheds
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced close to $800 million in federal funding for locally led solutions to regional conservation challenges via its Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)....
December 17, 2014
Private Lands Primer: A SAFE place for wildlife
Just before Thanksgiving, the U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly announced an additional 86,000 SAFE acres across seven states: Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. These acres...
September 18, 2012
Making Lands Work for Wildlife
This Sunday, Sept. 16, Dave White and Dan Ashe, the heads of the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service, respectively, attended the TRCP’s annual...
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