The presentation in this session of American Farmland Trust's Farmland, Food and Livable Communities Conference examines the consolidation of and changes to conservation programs in the 2014 Farm Bill. How can these programs be even more effective in producing results on the land? Find out how the new law affects voluntary conservation programs like the Conseration Reserve Program (CRP) and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), and learn about the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Learn about changes to conservation compliance, farmer eligibility for crop insurance premium subsidies and related benefits for soil and water conservation.
Session Presenters: Jeremy Peters, Director of Federal Policy, American Farmland Trust (moderator); Debbie Beehn, Kentucky Agricultural Program Specialist, USDA Farm Service Agency; Marcinda Kester, Farm Programs Chief, USDA Farm Service Agency, Kentucky; Deena Wheby, Kentucky Assistant State Conservationist, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.