Ahh, The Dreaded Carrot Approach

I saw this type of approach in Australia.  Farmers voluntarily entered into some agreement in exchange for a nebulous promise (Note:  Always get everything in writing!!).  Then they find out at some point down the road that their private land is no longer theirs to do with what they please.

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) chief Dave White and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) director Dan Ashe announced Sept. 17 an agreement that will provide long-term regulatory predictability for up to 30 years to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) Initiative. Participants voluntarily implement conservation practices designed to protect wildlife habitat, including several at risk species and vulnerable game species on private lands.  (h/t Feedstuffs Foodlink)

For more information about WLFW, visit http://go.usa.gov/rsUj.

If private property owners are so bad at taking care of wildlife and habitat, then how could there possibly be any wildlife or habitat left to protect?

I love ag.  I love freedom.  The US Fish & Wildlife Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service don’t fit well in my pro-ag, pro-freedom world.


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