Earlier this week, the Montana Wildlife Federation, joined by nine other Montana sportsmen’s organizations sent a letter to the Farm Bill Conference Committee calling for strong conservation measures in the 2018 Farm Bill.
As the Farm Bill moves into Conference, our organizations are working to support strong conservation measures. The groups call for maintaining the funding within the Conservation Title. We are also pushing for an increase in the Conservation Reserve Program, with the addition for a permanent easement option.
As the largest private land conservation tool, the Farm Bill provides essential habitat for Montana’s waterfowl, upland birds, deer, and countless other species. All Montanans benefit from a strong Farm Bill.
We will continue to make sure the Conference Committee focuses on private land conservation with an emphasis on programs that have been proven effective for farmers and ranchers, fish and wildlife, and hunters and anglers.