Webinar: Conservation Compliance: How Farmer Incentives are Changing in the Crop Insurance Era
Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time: 1 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host: Roger Claassen
Meeting description: Conservation Compliance provisions in Farm Bill legislation link farm program benefits to soil and wetland conservation. Farmers who don't meet Compliance requirements risk becoming ineligible for most agriculture-related Federal benefits.
In this webinar, ERS Economist Roger Claassen addresses how Highly Erodible Land Compliance (HELC) requirements have affected soil erosion over the past 30 years; how much soil-erosion reduction can be attributed directly to HELC; and how the 2014 Farm Act changed incentives for meeting Conservation Compliance.
This webinar was recorded and is posted at www.ers.usda.gov/multimedia.