U.S. General Accounting Office

Survey Results on USDA's Implementation of Food Security Act Compliance Provisions

HELC AND WC GUIDANCE

73. If implemented appropriately, how effective are the basic conservation systems in the Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG) in addressing the requirements for soil erosion reduction?
(CHECK ONLY ONE ANSWER)
1. Extremely effective
2. Very effective
3. Moderately effective
4. Somewhat effective
5. Slightly or not effective
6. No response
74. If implemented appropriately, how effective, are the alternative conservation systems in the FOTG in addressing the requirements for soil erosion reduction?
(CHECK ONLY ONE ANSWER)
1. Extremely effective
2. Very effective
3. Moderately effective
4. Somewhat effective
5. Slightly or not effective
6. No response
75. In your opinion, to what extent do the following areas of guidance in the current National Food Security Act Manual (NFSAM) need to be improved?
(CHECK ONE FOR EACH AREA OF GUIDANCE.)
    Needs very great improvement Needs great improvement Needs moderate improvement Needs some improvement Needs little or no improvement No response
75a Conservation compliance
75b Sodbuster provisions
75c Swampbuster provisions, overall
75d Wetland mitigation and minimal effects provisions
75e Status reviews provisions
75f Appeals provisions
75g Other
   
76. For those areas needing improvement, please explain below.
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