USDA Streamlining Conservation Programs

Will Jordan General


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making historic investments to the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) and streamlining the program to make it work better for producers and partners. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has identified ways to streamline and simplify RCPP.

Under Secretary of Agriculture, Robert Bonnie, recently said there are four steps USDA needs to take to enhance farmers’ use of conservation programs.


RCPP leverages a voluntary approach to conservation that expands the reach of conservation efforts and climate-smart agriculture through public-private partnerships. Historic funding is made possible by both the Inflation Reduction Act, part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, and the Farm Bill.

Efforts continue to maximize flexibility for partners to leverage their investments with NRCS resources and capabilities. To learn more, contact NRCS at your local USDA Service Center.