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NRCS Chief Dave White- Bring on the Budget Challenges- His Agency Can Handle Them

Tue, 17 May 2011 11:18:26 CDT

NRCS Chief Dave White- Bring on the Budget Challenges- His Agency Can Handle Them The Chief of the Natural Resource Conservation Service says he doesn't mind the tightening federal budget, as he believes that it gives him opportunity to refocus on the highest priorities in the conservation arena that need to be worked on. Dave White was in Oklahoma City as he spoke to the National Watershed Conference. He says there are programs that have duplication and need to be streamlined. And he tells us in an exclusive interview that he would like to take current resources and dedicate more people out into the field.


White talked with us about the challenge of working with another federal agency in dealing with the the Lesser Prairie Chicken- but think the deal struck with the US Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the Sage Grouse may be the model to pursue for the Lesser Prairie Chicken in the five states where it is still found- including Oklahoma. He told us the NRCS intention is to hold a meeting soon with that same agency and get an agreement where a farmer/rancher has a conservation plan that is in place will be protected if the little Chicken ends up on an endangered species list. As Dave White says, they will be allowed to continue to ranch.


We also talked about EQIP and some of the other key programs that the NRCS has a key role in.


Click on the LISTEN BAR to hear our full conversation with the head of the NRCS, Dave White. Our picture is just before the morning session as Chief White visits with Oklahoma cattle producer Bob Drake.



   
   

Ron Hays talks with the head of the Natural Resource Conservation Service- Dave White.
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