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Workshops on the Conservation Reserve Program in Seven Midwestern States

Project Period:

1 year 1994-05-01 - 1996-05-01

Principal Investigator:

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation and Bryan Petrucci, CAE

Description
CAE, in collaboration with the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, held a series of seven workshops around the Midwest with producers and representatives from state agencies, conservation groups and environmental groups to discuss the future of the Conservation Reserve Program. The resulting report recommended the program set stricter enrollment criteria, streamline administrative procedures and provide more flexibility.

Outcomes
Final report on workshop recommendations. The 1996 Farm Bill added the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, in part to respond to studies such as this.

American Farmland Trust