Policies and Programs

Encourage On-Farm Conservation

On-farm conservation can sustain agricultural productivity while achieving a range of environmental benefits. Learn about opportunities to partner with federal, state and local agencies to reduce soil erosion, improve water quality, restore and expand wildlife habitat, and help make land more resilient to flood and other natural disasters.


Enhance Farm Viability


Improve Access to Land

Finding suitable farmland can be one of the greatest challenges faced by both beginning and experienced farmers. Here you will find federal and state policies and programs that help connect farmers with land and financial support.


Protect Farm and Ranch Land

Learn about federal, state and local policies, laws and programs that save productive agricultural land from development. Our collection includes laws, ordinances, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal and policy tools used to protect farms and ranches.


The Norm Berg Collection

The Norm Berg Collection features more than 200 of Mr. Berg's speeches, articles and testimonies during his years as a pioneer of the agricultural and soil conservation movement during the 1960s and 70s.