Monday, October 19, 2020 5:10AM CDT
Presidential candidate Joe Biden's rural plan specifically highlights the Conservation Stewardship Program and calls for expanding funding and participation in the program as a way to help drive carbon markets. USDA just completed rule making for CSP, which reduces funding, enrollment and the potential for farmers to reenroll in the program.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 5:46PM CDT
The growing reliance on aid payments during the past three years has made government programs a higher share of net farm income. The aid payments have buoyed land values as well. Farm policy wonks recognize the aid payments are not sustainable. Talk is increasingly turning to other forms of environmental payments.