Get a conservation plan for your land

Amigos Ganaderos,
En Mexico existen las UMA´s.
¿Algun procedimiento similiar en Latinoamerica?


“Get a conservation plan,” Eric B. Banks, state conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kansas, said in a news release. He is encouraging producers to get a conservation plan on their land before applying for financial assistance.
“It is a beneficial step for you, and it also helps NRCS,” he said.
Banks went on to explain that with a conservation plan developed prior to applying for financial assistance through popular farm bill programs such as the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, the Conservation Stewardship Program, the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program and others, would add points to their application.
“The Fiscal Year 2012 application evaluation cutoff date for EQIP and WHIP funds has been set as Nov. 15, 2011,” Banks said. “Applicants who request a conservation plan prior to Aug. 31, 2011, will receive additional points in the ranking process.”
“A conservation plan has so many benefits,” Banks added, including:
  • Identifies immediate or potential issues that may result in a resource concern and diminished production.
  • Adapts to your changing farm or ranch operational goals.
  • Establishes a reasonable schedule for applying needed conservation practices that will fit your timetable and resources.
With the producer’s input, NRCS will develop the plan for him or her for no charge.
The NRCS defines a conservation plan as “a written record of your management decisions and the conservation practices and systems you plan to use and maintain on your farm.”
More specifically, a conservation plan is the culmination of a nine-step planning process used by the NRCS district conservationist from the USDA Service Center in consultation with the farmer or rancher who owns and/or farms the land.

The conservation plan may address a single soil, air, water, plant or animal resource concern or any combination thereof.
For further information, visit www.ks.nrcs.usda.gov.

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