Conservation assistance will also be cut by $2 billion, but curiously the plan says federal support for conservation will increase by $60 billion over the next 10 years. The budget cutting document says “The Administration is very supportive of programs that create incentives for private lands conservation and has made great strides in leveraging these resources with those of other Federal agencies towards greater landscape-scale conservation; however, the dramatic increase in funding (roughly 500% since enactment of the Farm Security and Rural Investments Act of 2002) has led to difficulties in program administration and redundancies among our agricultural conservation programs.” The plan says high crop prices have reduced producer demand for certain agricultural programs. Subsequently, “the administration plans to make the budget cuts by better targeting funding to the most cost effective and environmentally beneficial programs and practices.”