NWF calls partisan bill a “missed opportunity.”
WASHINGTON–The House has passed its version of the Farm Bill on a purely partisan vote. Aviva Glaser, agricultural policy director for the National Wildlife Federation, commented on the passage of the bill:
“This was a real missed opportunity. Historically, the farm bill helps farmers and ranchers protect America’s grasslands, waterways, and wildlife habitat. Although the bill does have some positive aspects within the conservation title, unfortunately this bill makes deep cuts to proven programs and undermines the bedrock laws that protect our water, lands and wildlife, while gutting important protections for streams and wetlands. In the end, we hope to see a stronger bill come out of the Senate.”
The National Wildlife Federation’s 2018 Farm Bill Platform
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