Farm Bill

Every five years, Congress authorizes a farm bill, providing support for conservation programs alongside commodity programs, crop insurance and food security. The farm bill is the single largest funding program for private land conservation in the United States.
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2018 Farm Bill Implementation

NACD Blog: House Subcommittee Evaluates USDA Farm Bill Conservation Programs

Sign-Ups and Deadlines

  • CRP General Sign-Up: December 9 – February 28, 2020. Please note: a separate enrollment period for the grasslands component of CRP will run from March 16 – May 15, 2020.
  • EQIP Interim Rule request for comment open through February 17, 2020.
  • ACEP Interim Rule request for comment open through March 20, 2020.


Testimony/Public Comments

Farm Bill Issue Paper

This document outlines NACD’s recommendations for the 2018 Farm Bill. NACD promotes maintained conservation program funding, keeping EQIP and CSP functionally separate, thoughtful reform of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, support for watershed programs, increased CRP acreage with flexibility for grazing, and continuing current conservation compliance requirements. Click the title above to view the full document.

NACD Farm Bill Requests

This blog outlines the NACD Farm Bill Task Force’s policy requests for the 2018 Farm Bill, including general farm bill requests and program-specific requests.

NACD Sends Letter to Farm Bill Conference Committee

On August 2, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate members assigned to the 2018 Farm Bill conference committee, outlining the organization’s legislative priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill.

House Farm Bill

Senate Farm Bill

If you have questions or comments about NACD’s farm bill policies, please contact Director of Government Affairs Coleman Garrison.

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