The creation of the Conservation Security Program (CSP) was greeted with enthusiasm by farmers. This project looked at how well CSP worked out in practice.
What role can farmers plan in the policy arena?
There is no more effective spokesperson for sustainable agriculture than a sustainable farmer. The farmers also became better aware of the time-consuming and convoluted process of law- and rulemaking. They now better understand how policy change occurs and how powerful are the forces for the existing agricultural policy system.
Year of Grant Completion
Opheim, Teresa, "Fostering an effective green payment program" (2008). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 316.