Do Farming and Conservation Go Together? Experts Say Yes.
NEWBERRY - Now that the federal government has passed the farm bill...experts say conservation efforts for landowners will be more streamlined.
The new bill combines application forms for things such as water and wildlife conservation.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service of the USDA or the NRCS provides financial assistance and education to farmers.
For the Bass farm in Newberry - assistance means they can cover more land using less water.
Trevor Bass, Bass farm, Newberry - "with the conservation programs you can double the acreage with it because of the uniformity of the water and the efficiency of it."
Conservationists from the NRCS say once lawmakers hand down the rules of the new bill they will be holding workshops in the area to educate landowners on the differences between the old bill and the new one.
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