Landowner Alert System 1-19-21

Posted by on Jan 19, 2021 in Conservation Easements, News & Events | No Comments

Agricultural Conservation Easement Program:

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of Texas recently announced the deadline for submitting applications for the 2021 funding cycle for its Agricultural Conservation Easement Program. Applications are due March 1, 2021. The entire state of Texas usually receives approximately $5,000,000 or more in federal funding that is awarded to a land trust or partnering entity for purposes of purchasing a conservation easement over a landowner’s property. A landowner who sells their development rights retains ownership of many underlying property rights to their land while ensuring the property will be protected forever or in the case of NRCS funding – used as agricultural lands in perpetuity. If you are interested in determining whether your land would qualify for NRCS funding, please contact me at (352) 262-5685 or [email protected] to learn more.

– Kathryn Tancig, Attorney & Counselor

USDA NCRS Sets Agricultural Conservation Easement Application Date for March 1, 2021

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Texas is accepting applications for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). While NRCS accepts easement applications on a continuous basis, applications for the next funding consideration must be submitted by March 1, 2021… READ MORE

USDA NCRS Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Details

The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) provides financial and technical assistance to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits. Under the Agricultural Land Easements component, NRCS helps Indian tribes, state and local governments and non-governmental organizations protect working agricultural lands and limit non-agricultural uses of the land… READ MORE


Aggregate Production Operations:

We have been monitoring  landowner issues related to Aggregate Production Operations (APOs) like rock quarries, gravel pits, borrow pits, and similar aggregate production operations. Lawmakers are now  grappling with APOs and issues related to landowners and the environment. According to this article, six bills have now been filed for the 2021 legislative session, which convened January 12, that directly target APOs. More bills are expected. This is a continuing issue of interest for us, and we will continue to provide updates.  Braun & Gresham can help on how best to protect your land. Call (512) 894-5426 or email [email protected] to discuss your rights.

– Patrick L. Reznik, Attorney & Counselor

Concrete and Aggregate Producers See Regulatory Bills Filed for 2021

The production and transportation of sand, cement, and concrete is a dusty business that has faced increased scrutiny from the state and advocacy groups in recent years. Some state lawmakers have even seen the need to introduce bills for the upcoming legislative session that would regulate the industry… READ MORE


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