The Farm Bill Conservation Title Needs Strong Funding – Now More Than Ever

EDF statement from Callie Eideberg, Senior Policy Manager, Sustainable Agriculture

April 18, 2018
Hilary Kirwan, (202) 572-3277, hkirwan@edf.org

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the House Agriculture Committee passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, on a party-line vote.

“Many individual conservation programs have solid funding levels in the House farm bill, but the entire conservation title needs strong, long-term funding – now more than ever.

“Farm bill conservation programs provide farmers with certainty in a down farm economy. In the face of low commodity prices, looming trade restrictions and a global population approaching ten billion, substantial and sustained conservation funding is critical for building an economically and environmentally resilient food supply.”


 

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