The Basics of the Conservation Easement Program

Taylor Hillman USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is getting ready for the 2020 version of its Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). Matt Lohr, Chief of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), explains the basics of ACEP for farmland. Lohr explains what happens now that USDA has put out interim rules for ACEP. To learn more contact your local NRCS office.

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USDA Invites Input on Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Rule

Dan Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

(USDA/NRCS) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) seeks public comments on its interim rule for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). ACEP is USDA’s premier conservation easement program, helping landowners protect working agricultural lands and wetlands. The rule – now available on the Federal Register – takes effect on publication and includes changes to the …


Alabama NRCS Offers Easement Programs to Landowners

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama offers easement programs to landowners who want to maintain or enhance their land in a way that is beneficial to agriculture and/or the environment. All easement programs are voluntary, as NRCS provides technical help and financial assistance, but local landowners and organizations are needed to make these programs successful. Easement programs include both the …