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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed May 7, 2014 04:01 PM CDT

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack faced a lot of questions Wednesday before the Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on farm-bill implementation. One theme that stuck out was the emphasis on various conservation programs by senators.

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., asked Vilsack about the Regional Conservation Partnership Program. "This is probably one of the most understated policies in the 2014 farm bill. It has the potential really to transform the face and the future of agricultural stewardship," Stabenow said.

The partnerships are expected to leverage local and private money to broaden conservation efforts. Vilsack said USDA has started a series ...

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