‘Congress Should Swiftly Pass This Common-Sense, Bipartisan Farm Bill’
Washington, D.C. — The National Wildlife Federation heralded the newly unveiled 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report for making substantial investments in wildlife and key conservation programs. Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, thanked leaders on the U.S. Senate and House Agriculture Committees for their work to ensure America’s farmers and ranchers can continue to play a leading role in wildlife conservation and in the stewardship of our land, water and natural resources.
“At a time when gridlock defines Washington, the leaders of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees showed what bipartisan cooperation can achieve,” O’Mara said. “This Farm Bill will not only benefit America’s hardworking farmers and ranchers, but it also will help address America’s wildlife crisis by improving key conservation programs and increasing investments in wildlife habitat on working lands. Although more must be done to conserve native grasslands and ensure wildlife habitat on conservation lands, the conference committee deserves credit for advancing a clean bill, stripped of provisions that undermine bedrock environmental laws.
“Congress should swiftly pass this common-sense and bipartisan Farm Bill.”
Below are some bullets with National Wildlife Federation’s analysis of key conservation components of the Farm Bill:
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