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BLM finalizes rule to allow conservation leases

The Bureau of Land Management has finalized a rule that will allow conservation leases on its land by giving land protection and restoration equal footing with grazing, energy development and other long-standing uses of the 245 million acres the agency controls.



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House Ag Democrats lay out farm bill demands

The House Agriculture Committee’s Democratic minority on Wednesday released a set of farm bill priorities that make clear they are united in opposing any cuts in projected nutrition assistance or Inflation Reduction Act funding to pay for boosting commodity programs or addressing other parts of the farm bill.
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Solar projects dominate funding from key USDA energy program

An Agriculture Department program that is set to play a big role in the Biden administration's efforts to deploy renewable energy and increase energy efficiency on farms and in rural areas has been steering the bulk of its funding into solar projects, but USDA officials will be looking to diversify technologies somewhat with a historic infusion of new funding from the Inflation Reduction Act
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