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Tuesday 12/03/13

EPA, USDA Join Forces on Water Quality Trading Programs
In a news release Tuesday, EPA and USDA announced they are expanding their partnership for water-quality trading and other market services for the environment.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 10:47AM CST 12/03/13 by Chris Clayton | 0 Comments | Post a Comment

Monday 12/02/13

Conservation Programs Drawing Some Attention
The importance of USDA conservation programs in the farm bill will draw some attention in the coming days as Ducks Unlimited plays a role in elevating the topic.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:26PM CST 12/02/13 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
Comments (2)
A question on the numbers. 6.3% of the Food Bill is spent on conservation. Of that amount, how much goes to investers and large, private-non-profit organizations? With the 6.3%, does that not leave about 15.7% for the actual food production and administrative portion of the program? I am not opposed to good stewership and conservation practices.
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 5:02AM CST 12/03/13
I've always wondered why government, with its regulation mentality, didn't just enhance conservation by rule rather than expensive programs? Perhaps these program cuts are setting the stage?
Posted by Curt Zingula at 5:26AM CST 12/03/13
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