Conservation compliance concerns


While supporting the U.S. De­­partment of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Serv­­ice’s (NRCS) work to finalize new regulations that modify conservation compliance requirements for wetlands and highly erodible land, the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) said the agency’s recent actions didn't resolve many concerns that farmers continue to have with the program. 

“The new rule does not give farmers certainty or provide a transparent process when the USDA delineates, determines and certifies wetlands,” said Chris Gruenhagen,...

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