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Page 52 - Chairman, thank you again for holding this hearing and I look forward to the testimony of the panelists.
Page 89 - Science; and the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
Page 84 - Through FRPP, the Federal Government establishes partnerships with State, local, or tribal government entities or nonprofit organizations to share the costs of acquiring conservation easements or other interests to limit conversion of agricultural lands to non-agricultural uses. FRPP acquires perpetual conservation easements on a voluntary basis on lands with prime, unique, or other productive soil that presents the most social, economic, and environmental benefits. FRPP provides...
Page 85 - ... Farm Bill, the HFRP was created by Congress with the enactment of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003, and has the potential to become an integral part of conservation efforts on private forest lands. HFRP is a voluntary program established to restore and enhance forest ecosystems to: 1) promote the recovery of threatened and endangered species; 2) improve biodiversity; and 3) enhance carbon sequestration. The program is authorized through 2008. Restoring and protecting forests contributes...
Page 82 - The 2002 farm bill requires that "Before April 1 of each fiscal year, the Secretary shall give priority for funding under the conservation programs under subtitle D to approved applications in any State that has not received, for the fiscal year, an aggregate amount of at least $12,000,000 for those conservation programs.
Page 148 - She also likes that the government allows coupons from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women. Infants, and Children (WIC) to be used at farmers markets.
Page 85 - CSP, authorized by the 2002 Farm Bill, provides payments to producers who practice good stewardship on their agricultural lands and incentives for those who want to do more. The program is voluntary and provides financial and technical assistance for the conservation, protection, and improvement of natural resources on tribal and private working lands. In its first 3 years, CSP has generated much interest with our Nation's producers.
Page 82 - II of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Bill).