USDA Boosting Farm Conservation Efforts

Dan Conservation, Environment, USDA-NRCS


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to make historic investments in conservation and climate change programs.

For fiscal year 2024, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has $3 billion in Inflation Reduction Act funds to invest in climate-smart mitigation activities. This year, NRCS expanded the list of those activities as well as expanded priority areas for grasslands, wetlands and farmlands at risk of conversion. 

Plus, NRCS has over $2 billion in Farm Bill funding available to producers for priorities like organic and urban agriculture, soil health, water quality and quantity and wildlife habitat development. This extensive amount of funding will be used to meet producer demand for our oversubscribed programs, maximize climate benefits and help producers address their natural resource challenges. 


USDA Under Secretary of Agriculture, Robert Bonnie, notes they continue to work to streamline the process to participate in these programs. 

USDA Boosting Farm Conservation Efforts

These 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.