Soils & Agriculture

  • Saving Wetlands: A History of the Duck Stamp

    From the founding of the nation through most of the 20th century, agriculture won out over wetland conservation. Americans turned millions of acres of marshland and floodplains into crop land with little regard for the impact on wildlife. Today, we know that wetlands have value for wildlife conservation and our economy.

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  • Saving Our Native Prairies

    New legislation would help protect America’s remaining native prairies by reducing federal subsidies that can encourage farmers to convert prairie to cropland.

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  • League Makes Connections at Farm Progress Show

    Agriculture Outreach Coordinator Tim Wagner recently attended the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois. This was the first time the League had a presence at the show.

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  • Congress to Begin Work on New Farm Bill

    When Congress returns from recess after Labor Day, one item on the "to do" list is writing a new Farm Bill.

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  • 2017 Policy Resolutions

    Resolutions Passed at the 2017 National Convention Izaak Walton League of America Solar Energy Protection Resolution There are many forms of energy that will be vital to the maintenance of sufficient energy supplies in the near future. Without them, energy shortages will reduce growth, increase hardships, and lead to political instability. Of these sources, one that has both immediate and long-term benefit to consumers and the environment is solar energy. Strongly supported by the federal government initially, solar power has recently come under attack at the state level by utility companies. Although there is some merit to their claims, the problems ...

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