Soils & Agriculture

  • Senate and House Farm Bills Reflect Different Priorities

    There are many programs in the Farm Bill that directly impact our soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife. But these five will have a huge impact on the health of America’s rivers, lakes, wetlands, and wildlife over the next five years.

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  • House Farm Bill Passage A Lost Opportunity

    The Farm Bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday (21 June 2018) wasted an opportunity to produce a bill with broad support that would have greatly enhanced US water quality, healthy soils, and wildlife.

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  • Senate Ag Committee Advances Farm Bill

    The Senate Farm Bill reflects a bi-partisan approach and in many respects is much stronger when it comes to IWLA water quality and wildlife conservation priorities than the bill approved by the House Agriculture Committee in April. Read more for highlights of the Senate bill.

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  • Izaak Walton League Statement on Senate Farm Bill

    At a hearing on June 8, the Senate Agriculture Committee released the draft bill it will mark up next week. There’s good news for conservation in this bill.

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  • Swampbuster Key To Protecting Rural Wetlands

    Wetlands provide habitat for fish and wildlife, filter nutrients and other pollutants running off farm fields, slow down flood waters, and recharge groundwater. Recent proposals in Congress to weaken the Swampbuster provision in the Farm Bill could result in the loss of millions of acres of wetlands – and the many valuable benefits they provide.

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