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The Soil Conservationist positions in Wisconsin USDA NRCS are required to sign a sheet agreeing to move whenever they are requested to do so. Their cost of moving, and even selling a house, is covered by the Wisconsin NRCS. This can be an expansive amount of money which the government is using to move people. I believe this should be abolished or maybe cut back to only paying moving costs for people who are changing...
Farm Bill Conservation Program Contracts have become increasingly difficult to administer with current contracting rules and software. Move towards a contracting system that allows for greater schedule flexibility for the participant. Currently contracts must be routinely modified and rescheduled with changes in the plan of operations. Put in place a contract system that allows for allocation of funds for conservation...
The USDA NRCS & FSA have long since been sister agencies. Traditionally FSA has been the financial assistance provider and NRCS has been the technical assistance provider. In the last 10 years, the nature of these agencies has changed somewhat with the majority of change being that NRCS has become a significant provider of financial assistance to farm producers in addition to technical assistance. It would be inthe...