May 28, 2015
New USDA Portal Enables Farmers, Ranchers to Request Conservation Assistance Online
Washington, D.C. May 28, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that farmers, ranchers, and private forest landowners can now do business with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through a new online portal. With today’s launch of Conservation Client Gateway, producers will have the ability to work with conservation planners online to access Farm Bill programs, request assistance, and track payments for their conservation activities.
“What used to require a trip to a USDA service center can now be done from a home computer through Conservation Client Gateway,” Vilsack said. “USDA is committed to providing effective, efficient assistance to its clients, and Conservation Client Gateway is one way to improve customer service."
“We are always looking for ways to provide better customer service to our customers. Client Gateway is a tool that can help producers get the information they need at any time,” said Kevin Brown, NRCS State Conservationist in Tennessee.