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Seeking Common Ground for Conservation

With the support of Farm Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS) initiated a two-year project to help key stakeholders and policymakers shape the conservation provisions of the 2002 farm bill.

The intent was to help key state and local leaders identify changes needed in U.S. agricultural conservation and environmental programs, translate those ideas into potential options for incremental and large-scale change in the conservation provisions of the 2002 farm bill, and communicate the meaning and importance of the proposals to policymakers and opinion-leaders.

The project conducted five regional workshops. The SWCS website includes the project description, downloadable copies of project publications, and summaries of each workshop.   Seeking Common Ground for Conservation and  Sharing the Cost of Conservation, are the project publications.

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