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$50 million acreage agricultural sector impact air quality American Farmland Trust Analysis of Conservation annual Appendix areas baseline benefit/cost ratio BUF2 carbon carbon sequestration CONCRP Conservation Alternatives conservation programs Conservation Reserve Program conservation tillage cost cost2 crop cropland cropland stewardship CSP1 CSP2 CSP3 Current Landscape Defenders of Wildlife degradation Department of Agriculture drought easement economic enrollment environmental benefits Estimated environmental farm income farmers and ranchers Farmland Protection Program federal financial assistance forest funding grassland groundwater habitat Incentives Program increase invasive species irrigation landowners levels livestock ment million miles n/a n/a n/a nitrogen NRCS nutrients partners pasture payments percent phosphorus Private forestland ranch reduce region salinity scenario sediment simulated Soil and Water soil erosion soil organic matter soil quality species sub-region technical assistance tion U.S. agricultural sector U.S. Department urban USDA USDA’s water quality watersheds Wetlands Reserve Program wildlife habitat
Page 35 - the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate...
Page 9 - Tribe, or local government entities' farmland protection programs. Any local or State agency, county or group of counties, municipality, town or township, soil and water conservation district, or American Indian tribe or tribal organization...
Page 7 - Program (EQIP) provides in a single, voluntary program flexible technical, financial, and educational assistance to farmers and ranchers who face serious threats to soil, water, and related natural resources on agricultural land and other land, including grazing lands, wetlands, forest land, and wildlife habitat.
Page 41 - Program (CRP) is mandated by the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended by the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990...
Page 29 - It is designed to help people and conserve natural resources by relieving imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, fires, windstorms, and other natural occurrences. EWP is an emergency recovery program. All projects undertaken, with the exception of the purchase of floodplain easements, must be sponsored by a political subdivision of the State, such as a city, county, general improvement district, or conservation district NRCS is responsible for administering...
Page 11 - State resource management agencies, 1) assist forest owners to pursue sustainable forest management through planning and implementation of riparian restoration, wildlife habitat enhancement, forest stand improvement and other aspects of forest management, and 2) improve supplies of high quality, genetically improved tree seed and planting stock for reforestation. Activities address gaps in landowner information and understanding, and generate cumulative benefits to society.
Page 8 - ... policy] 15. Restrictions, Limitations, and Amounts Due Us (a) We may restrict the amount of acreage we will insure to the amount allowed under any acreage limitation program established by USDA. (b) Violation of Federal statutes including, but not limited to, the Act; the controlled substance provisions of the Food Security Act of 1985; the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990; and the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, and any regulation promulgated thereunder, will...
Page 8 - Total cost-share and incentive payments are limited to $10,000 per person per year and $50,000 for the length of the contract.
Page 33 - Major cooperators include the Bureau of Reclamation, Corps of Engineers, Bonneville Power Authority, state and local agencies, power utilities, irrigation districts, Tribal Nations, the Provincial Government of British Columbia, Alberta, the Yukon Territory, and Mexico. Agricultural, municipal, industrial, hydropower, and recreational water users are the primary recipients of these forecasts, and because of recent Federal...