Department of Agriculture

Combine conservation programs and eliminate CSP

Combine conservation program into 2 categories; easement programs and conservation programs. Right now we have too much administration and wasted efforts on multiple programs that could be combined within these 2 categories. One set of cost lists and one set of forms for each category would eliminate much duplication of effort and simplify the process of getting conservation on the land. CSP should be eliminated. The 1985 Farm Bill required all farm program participants to adopt conservation measures on HEL land and preserve their wetlands. Giving farmers an additional payment to do the same is double dipping and wasteful spending. CAFOs should provide funding for their own expansion and not rely on taxpayers dollars to pay for their waste management.

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Idea No. 2015