Rural America has waited far too long for farm bill
Letter to the Editor
Last updated 12/27/2018 at 9:41pm
The compromise farm bill secures several victories for conservation, beginning farmers, and rural communities, while failing to cap payments to the largest farms or secure stable long-term funding for working lands conservation.
We are pleased that Congress maintained the Conservation Stewardship Program in the final bill and included policy changes to strengthen the program. Changes include increased support for cover crops, resource-conserving crop rotations, and advanced grazing management.
We are disappointed that Congress did not fix provisions that drive farm consolidation and funnel...