New Gateway Allows Farmers and Ranchers to Request Conservation Assistance Online

first_img All quotes are delayed snapshots Name Sym Last Change SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News New Gateway Allows Farmers and Ranchers to Request Conservation Assistance Online Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program New Gateway Allows Farmers and Ranchers to Request Conservation Assistance Online Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that farmers, ranchers, and private forest landowners can now do business with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through a new online portal. With the launch of Conservation Client Gateway, producers will have the ability to work with conservation planners online to access Farm Bill programs, request assistance, and track payments for their conservation activities. “What used to require a trip to a USDA service center can now be done from a home computer throughConservation Client Gateway,” Vilsack said. “USDA is committed to providing effective, efficient assistance to its clients, and Conservation Client Gateway is one way to improve customer service.” Conservation Client Gateway enables farmers, ranchers and private landowners to securely:• Request NRCS technical and financial assistance; • Review and sign conservation plans and practice schedules;• Complete and sign an application for a conservation program;• Review, sign and submit contracts and appendices for conservation programs; • Document completed practices and request certification of completed practices;• Request and track payments for conservation programs; and• Store and retrieve technical and financial files, including documents and photographs.Conservation Client Gateway is entirely voluntary, giving producers a choice between conducting business online or traveling to a USDA service center. “Our goal is to make it easy and convenient for farmers and ranchers to work with USDA,” Vilsack said. “Customers can log in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to electronically sign documents, apply for conservation programs, access conservation plans, report practice completion, or track the status of conservation payments. Through Conservation Client Gateway, producers have their conservation information at their fingertips and they can save time and gas money by reducing the number of trips toUSDA service centers.” Conservation Client Gateway is available to individual landowners and will soon be extended to business entities, such as Limited Liability Corporations. It is part of the agency’s ongoing Conservation DeliveryStreamlining Initiative, which will feature additional capabilities in the future. Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Previous articleFood Vs FuelNext articlePork Professionals From 41 Countries Will Convene At World Pork Expo Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Gary Truitt – May 28, 2015 Minor Changes in June WASDE Report SHARE Facebook Twitter Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Facebook Twitter STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribelast_img read more

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