Nat’l Association of Conservation Districts say no to user fees
In identical letters to the House and Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittees today, the National Association of Conservation Districts urged the appropriators to approve President Barack Obama’s budget request of $815 million for the Natural Resources Conservation Service operations account.
The letters also asked that the fiscal year funding level for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program be left at $1.6 billion per year, but that there be no user fees for conservation services, as is permitted under the 2014 farm bill.
NACD, which represents conservation districts nationwide, also urged the appropriators to fund watershed rehabilitation even though the Obama administration budget did not include it.
–The Hagstrom Report