The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is launching a national survey to measure the environmental benefits associated with implementation and installation of agricultural conservation practices. The findings are intended to further develop science-based solutions for managing the agricultural landscape and improving its environmental quality.
The results of the National Resources Inventory Conservation Effects Assessment Project (NRI-CEAP) survey will document American farmers’ practices in conserving natural resources while producing the food, fuel and fiber that the world requires. Survey results will also guide USDA agricultural conservation policy and program development and help conservationists, farmers and ranchers more efficiently and effectively conserve natural resources.
In addition to determining the effectiveness of existing agricultural conservation practices, NRI-CEAP analysis will provide estimates of resources farmers may need to further protect the soil, water and related resources. Additional information about CEAP is available at the Conservation Effects Assessment Project survey web page.
Source: National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, online Newsroom.