Kansas Conservation Series: Sen. Marshall Introduces Legislation to Increase Availability of Technical Service Providers

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. is continuing his conservation series highlighting Kansans’ voluntary efforts to take better care of the environment. Stories will be released throughout the 2023 Farm Bill legislative process.

“While we hold hearings for the 2023 Farm Bill, I want to highlight how hard Kansans work every day to protect our environment and conserve precious resources that our Ag economy needs to thrive. Kansas farmers, ranchers, growers, and producers are finding unique and practical ways to preserve our land and protect our water and air. Their efforts are worthy of everyone’s praise,” said Senator Marshall.

Recently, Sen. Marshall introduced bipartisan legislation to increase the availability of Technical Service Providers (TSPs) to aid in American farmers and ranchers’ conservation efforts. This legislation helps producers access USDA conservation programs through one-on-one assistance. 

“I’m happy to partner with Senators Braun and Bennet on this commonsense approach that moves us towards our goal by cutting red tape that’s holding back farm participation in NRCS programs. Certified Crop Advisors and other similar professionals are already equipped with the skills necessary to help farmers and ranchers reach a variety of conservation goals. Establishing an expedited pathway to deliver conservation goals, especially as it relates to nutrient management plans, is the free-market answer to increasing agriculture-friendly conservation efforts,” Senator Marshall said.

You may click HERE to read the full bill text.