Agricultural News

New Report: Strong Farm Bill Key to Great Lakes Restoration

By Jordan Lubetkin – Healing Our Waters

In a new report issued today, the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition is urging federal public officials to strengthen and support successful farm conservation programs that are vital to restoring the health of the Great Lakes. Read the new report here.

“Farm conservation programs are essential for Great Lakes restoration,” said Jeff Skelding, campaign director for the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition. “Farm conservation programs are producing results, but there is more work to do. Cutting support for these successful programs now will cause problems to get worse and more costly to solve.”

The report, “The Case for Federal Farm Bill Conservation Programs in the Great Lakes Region,” documents how conservation measures on farms across the region are protecting natural resources, helping farmers improve productivity and providing jobs. For full story, click here.