Nonprofit Actions [Agriculture] Law and Legal Definition

According to 7 CFR 650.4 [Title 7 – Agriculture; Subtitle B -- Regulations of the Department of Agriculture; Chapter VI -- Natural Resources Conservation Service, Department of Agriculture; Subchapter D -- Long Term Contracting; Part 650 -- Compliance With NEPA; Subpart A -- Procedures For SCS-Assisted Programs], nonprofit actions consist of “technical and/or financial assistance provided to an individual, group, or local unit of government by NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) primarily through a cooperative agreement with a local conservation district, such as land treatment recommended in the Conservation Operations, Great Plains Conservation, Rural Abandoned Mine, and Rural Clean Water Programs. These actions may include consultations, advice, engineering, and other technical assistance that land users usually cannot accomplish by themselves. Nonproject technical and/or financial assistance may result in the land user installing field terraces, waterways, field leveling, on farm drainage systems, farm ponds, pasture management, conservation tillage, critical area stablization and other conservation practices.”