USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced they are seeking public comments on their interim rule for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). RCCP helps partners develop and implement unique conservation solutions that engage farmers, ranchers and forest landowners. The rule, which is now available on the Federal Register, takes effect on publication and includes changes to the program prescribed by the 2018 Farm Bill.
RCPP is now a stand-alone program with its own dedicated funding, with simplified rules for partners and producers. The updated program also expands flexibility for alternative funding arrangements with partners and availability of watershed program authorities to projects outside critical conservation areas.
NRCS invites comments on this interim rule through April 13 on the Federal Register.
For those interested in RCCP, contact your local NRCS office.
For more information, visit the RCPP webpage.