On November 18, 2022, from 12 noon – 1:00 ET, the Penn State Center for Agricultural and Shale Law, alongside the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Business Development Center presented webinar on conservation programs as part of our ongoing educational series, “Understanding Agricultural Law.” This session in our series is entitled, “Understanding the Basics of Federal & State Conservation Programs.”

This session summarized the history, progression, and current implementation of the leading federal and state soil conservation programs, which greatly impact water quality, and the entities that administer them, including USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), Pennsylvania’s State Conservation Commission (SCC), and SCC’s county Conservation Districts. The recent Inflation Reduction Act appropriated more than $20 billion for conservation programs, signaling the importance of soil conservation and anticipated water quality improvement to agricultural policy and law nationwide, only to increase in the coming years. Watch the recording to learn or refamiliarize yourself with the details of these programs—which primarily work through voluntary participation—and how they impact the operations and planning of agricultural and rural landowners.

This webinar and other webinars in our Understanding Agricultural Law series can be viewed live by Pennsylvania attorneys for 1 substantive CLE credit. To receive this CLE credit, attorneys must complete the CLE form with the code word provided during the webinar. CLEs are usually credited to individual accounts within 6 weeks, at no cost to attendees.

Learn more about our Understanding Agricultural Law series.

Questions? Email Jackie Schweichler: [email protected]