Tag: U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • Conservation Reserve Program is essential to wildlife conservation

    Voluntary, incentive-based program is responsive to needs of Agriculture community The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced 2 million acres of enrollment into the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Established in 1985, CRP is considered one of the nation’s most successful private lands conservation programs and provides millions of sportsmen and women with access to private lands. CRP is […]

  • Mule Deer Foundation: Confirmation of Agriculture Undersecretary Robert Bonnie Will Benefit Forest and Private Land Conservation Efforts

    Salt Lake City, UT: The Mule Deer Foundation applauds yesterday’s confirmation of Robert Bonnie as the undersecretary of farm production and conservation for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Bonnie has a strong record of innovative, collaborative conservation on working lands and will be a key leader on implementing Farm Bill conservation programs that benefit fish and […]

  • Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever React to USDA’s Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment Announcement

    Reversing CRP trend and filling acreage cap remain priorities of The Habitat Organization The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the acceptance of 2.8 million acres into the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) so far in 2021. The positive news will help stem the tide of the 3 million acres also set to expire from […]

  • Alaska Roadless Habitat Conserved, Local Economies Boosted in USDA Plan

    Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska could have roadless protections restored, will add new conservation measures; region will receive $25 million as economic boost MISSOULA, Mont. – Backcountry roadless lands in the Tongass National Forest, a public lands crown jewel in southeast Alaska, will see conservation safeguards restored and new measures put in place under […]

  • TRCP Applauds USDA Tongass Announcement

    First step toward restoring safeguards to roadless areas in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest (Washington D.C.)—Hunters and anglers commended an announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture intends to “restore or replace” the previous administration’s decision to exempt the Tongass National Forest from the 2001 Roadless Rule. The Tongass exemption, which was finalized in October 2020, […]

  • DU applauds expansion of Conservation Reserve Program

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that USDA will open enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) with higher payment rates, new incentives and a redefined focus on the program’s role in climate change mitigation. Established in 1985, CRP is considered one of the nation’s most successful private lands conservation […]

  • Mule Deer Foundation Applauds Confirmation of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

    Salt Lake City, UT: The Mule Deer Foundation applauds the U.S. Senate for yesterday afternoon’s strong vote to confirm Tom Vilsack as the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. During his previous tenure overseeing the department, Vilsack worked closely with conservation organizations and ranchers on national forest lands and sagebrush rangelands to ensure these […]

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Moves to Boost Private Lands Conservation

    Farmers and ranchers have more time to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program (Washington D.C.)—Heeding calls from the hunting and fishing community, the U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced it’s extending enrollment for the Conservation Reserve Program—the nation’s most successful private lands conservation initiative. Since 1985, the Conservation Reserve Program has offered incentives for American […]

  • DU encourages farmers and ranchers to apply for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

    New USDA program provides vital assistance for impacted agriculture producers WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 2, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is beginning to accept applications from farmers and ranchers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).  Ducks Unlimited applauds Congress and the Administration for implementing CFAP to help farmers […]

  • NWTF Thanks USDA for Opening CRP Enrollment

    EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation thanks the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Farm Service Agency for opening enrollment to the Conservation Reserve Program, the farm bill program more commonly referred to as CRP. “We are pleased private landowners are able to once again enroll in the program as CRP serves to establish […]