USDA Looks to conservation finance to deliver more working lands conservation

The USDA NRCS is the nation’s largest funder of conservation on private land. Despite its efforts, less than ten percent of our nation’s working lands receive NRCS assistance in any given year. In recent years, the agency has begun exploring conservation finance as a new tool to deliver support for a diverse array of projects, benefiting a larger percentage of farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners.