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Conservation Plan

A combination of land uses and farming practices to protect and improve soil productivity and water quality, and to prevent deterioration of natural resources on all or part of a farm. Plans may be prepared by staff working in conservation districts and must meet technical standards. For some purposes, such as conservation compliance, the plan must be approved by the local conservation district. Under the 1996 farm bill (P.L. 104-127, Sec. 315) conservation plans for conservation compliance must be both technically and economically feasible.

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