USDA Wants More Bang for Conservation Bucks

Read the full story in Lancaster Farming.

The federal government is always under pressure to use money wisely, and that’s certainly true with USDA’s conservation programs.

“Just the fact that these are taxpayer dollars is enough of a reason to be cost-effective, but in terms of meeting program objectives, the more cost-effective a program is, the more farmers that can be reached, the more issues can be addressed,” said Marc Ribaudo, chief of the Conservation and Environment Branch in the USDA Economic Research Service.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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