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Farm Bill by the Numbers National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition –  December 21, 2018 The farm bill is complex package of legislation – like other authorizing bills, the bill’s primary focus is on policies and programs, but unlike many authorization bills, the … Continue reading

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The Farm Bill Should Better Protect America’s Drinking Water By Colin O’Neil – AgMag – August 28, 2018 America’s drinking water is under threat from a formidable foe: polluted farm runoff, which contaminates the tap water supplies for millions of … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands dedicated this year’s theme for World Wetlands Day (February 2) as “Wetlands and Agriculture: Partners for Growth.” It’s a theme that may have caught many people off guard. … Continue reading

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Farm Bill explained, in 2 minutes The Washington Post – October 30, 2013 – Video Jackie Kucinich breaks down the five big Farm Bill issues Congress needs to sort out before January. To view video, click here.

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Urge Congress to continue valuable conservation programs By Paul Schmidt – Clarion Ledger – August 26, 2013 The farm bill’s Sept. 30 expiration date is looming. Meanwhile, farmers, ranchers and conservationists anxiously wait for Congress to finish a five-year bill. Sen. Thad … Continue reading

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Everyone Needs A Five-Year Farm Bill for Clean Water, Affordable Food & The Great Outdoors AmmoLand – May 10, 2013 As the Agriculture Committees in the House and Senate turn their attention to considering and reporting out a five-year farm … Continue reading

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Path to the 2012 Farm Bill: Local Food Marker Bill: Where Are We Now? National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition – July 31, 2012 Last fall, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) introduced the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs … Continue reading

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Reports of high duck populations show that ducks are celebrating a comeback from the 1980s – from 25 million ducks to 48.6 million in the United States and Canada.  The Conservation Title of the Farm Bill is credited with this … Continue reading

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