Yesterday the Senate Agriculture Committee passed its 2018 Farm Bill out of committee with strong conservation provisions. The bipartisan bill maintains overall conservation funding on private lands and strengthens conservation compliance that will help protect soil, water, and wildlife. The bill also fully funds the Voluntary Public Access program that helps to enhance public hunting and fishing access on private lands.
Currently, provisions in the House Farm Bill do not match the Senate version. MWF and our conservation partners will continue to work with Congress to build a bipartisan conservation title that pulls the best features from the House and Senate bills into a Farm Bill that that will help protect soil, water, and wildlife on private lands for years to come.
Read MWF’s letter to Senator Daines regarding the June 2018 Farm Bill Markup