What the farm bill means for conservation

by Larry Clemens and Jennifer Conner Nelms, Nature

On December 20, U.S. President Donald Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law. This is a momentous achievement for the conservation of private lands in the United States, supporting and funding policies that will help farmers, ranchers and forest owners become more sustainable and productive, while at the same time protecting lands and waters for the benefit of all.

As The Nature Conservancy’s CEO Mark Tercek said in his statement after the bill’s passage out of the U.S. Senate, “…the new Farm Bill is a victory for the conservation and stewardship of the natural treasures that are America’s ranches, farms and forests. The health of these lands is critical to the success of private landowners, to our economy and to rural communities.”

Read more: https://www.nature.org/en-us/what-we-do/our-priorities/provide-food-and-water-sustainably/food-and-water-stories/what-the-farm-bill-means-for-conservation/?src3=e.gp.nat.Feb2019.National.readmore

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