Soils & Agriculture

  • House Agriculture Committee Advances Farm Bill

    On April 18, the House Agriculture Committee voted to advance its version of a 2018 Farm Bill. The bill is a mixed bag when it comes to IWLA water and wildlife conservation priorities.

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  • Izaak Walton League Statement on the House Farm Bill (H.R. 2)

    House Agriculture Committee Chair Rep. Michael Conaway introduced his proposal for a 2018 Farm Bill today. H.R. 2 appears to include provisions that the Izaak Walton League supports – and provisions we oppose.

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  • Restoring Our Rivers

    All across America, rivers, lakes, and wetlands suffer from the runoff of fertilizers, pesticides, and manure. And downstream communities have to deal with the pollution to provide safe, clean drinking water.

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  • Why Worms Matter

    American farms lose 6 pounds of soil for every pound of food produced. The health of our soil is critical to our future food supply and to the health of our rivers, lakes, and wetlands. The 2018 Farm Bill needs to ensure that farmers, ranchers, and communities have the tools they need to restore soil health and protect water quality.

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  • A Place for Wildlife on America’s Farms and Ranches

    America’s fish and wildlife depend on America’s farms and ranches for critical habitat. The 2018 Farm Bill needs to ensure that farmers and ranchers have the tools they need to make a place for wildlife through wildlife-friendly practices and innovative farming and ranching systems.

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