WASHINGTON, D.C. — The 2018 Farm Bill, which was signed into law today, delivers significant, bipartisan wins for wildlife, farmers and ranchers, hunters and anglers, and the public heading into the New Year. The legislation included strong levels of funding for wildlife and conservation programs and key policy improvements, including strengthened protections for grasslands, improvements to the federal crop insurance program and watershed protections on forest lands.
“This bipartisan Farm Bill delivers resounding wins for wildlife, farmers, and ranchers — and provides significant investments in wildlife habitat on working lands,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “The Farm Bill will help make progress confronting America’s wildlife crisis going into the New Year. We look forward to working with Congress to move forward with other bipartisan solutions to invest in proactive collaborative wildlife conservation and stewardship of our natural heritage.”
The Farm Bill made a series of commonsense investments in conservation, including:
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