The Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008
The need to conserve Michigan's natural resources unites Michigan's diverse agriculture. Under the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, commonly known as the 2008 Farm Bill, new resources are available to assist landowners and agricultural producers to better conserve natural resources on private and public land.
As supporters of Michigan agriculture, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Michigan Association of Conservation Districts and the Michigan Farm Bureau want ALL of Michigan's farmers to know about the conservation resources and expertise available to them.
This booklet provides farmers an overview of the opportunities available under the 2008 Farm Bill and resources available. It is up to each producer, with assistance from a local USDA or Conservation District employee, to determine how these programs can benefit their operation. If you have questions as you work through this booklet, contact information for your local USDA or Conservation District office is located on pages 21-23.
Thank you for your leadership in natural resources conservation!