Driftwood outdoors: Farm bill will benefit conservation across nation

On Feb. 7, President Barack Obama signed into law the Agriculture Act of 2014, also known, as the 2014 Farm Bill.

Much of the Farm Bill deals with feeding Americans in the short and long terms, but key components of this legislation benefit conservation across our country.

A key component ties crop insurance to conservation compliance. “Sodsaver” limits crop insurance subsidies on land recently converted to cropland. The goal is to discourage farmers from tilling native grasslands that are critical for nesting birds.

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