WASHINGTON – Today, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) submitted written comments to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in response to the agency’s request for comments on agency programs and Western water quantity.

“NACD is pleased that NRCS is taking efforts to ensure that farm bill conservation programs are well suited to address local conservation needs,” NACD President Tim Palmer said. “Water quantity concerns exist across the country but are perhaps most acute in the Western United States.”

NACD’s comments emphasize that through the locally-led conservation delivery process and conservation district-led Local Work Groups, all conservation programs can be best tailored to ensure local needs are addressed.

“That is ultimately the best way to ensure NRCS’s goals of addressing water quantity concerns in the West and across the country,” Palmer said.

Today’s written comments echo oral testimony provided by NACD President-elect Michael Crowder during an NRCS virtual public listening session on December 17, 2020.

About the National Association of Conservation Districts:

The National Association of Conservation Districts is the nonprofit organization that represents the nation’s 3,000 conservation districts, their state and territory associations and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards. For more than 70 years, local conservation districts have worked with cooperating landowners and managers of private working lands to help them plan and apply effective conservation practices. For more information about NACD, visit:

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.