By Bob Marshall
The Senate has done its job for fish, wildlife and sportsmen—now it’s time for the House to step up.
Monday the Senate passed a new Farm Bill that includes two key provisions considered critical by conservation groups:
– Sod Saver, which safeguards the nation’s dwindling base of native grasslands from agricultural development.
– Making landowner compliance to conservation programs a prerequisite for taxpayer-funded crop insurance subsidies.
“The Senate has produced a bill that makes constructive changes to conservation programs, and it ensures that the shift to crop insurance premium support as the primary component of the farm safety net carries with it protection for wetlands, highly erodible lands and native prairie,” said Steve Kline, TRCP director of government relations.