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Conserving lands, waters in Iowa

Author: Kristy

Funding to improve air and water quality, protect soils, create habitats

Many people don’t realize that, while the farm bill is primarily about food and farms, it’s also, by far, the nation’s largest investment supporting conservation, restoration and management of private lands in Iowa.

Jan Glendening, The Nature Conservancy in Iowa | Feb. 12, 2014

Leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate finally reached a bipartisan agreement on the long-awaited farm bill last week, and moved swiftly to pass that into law. The conservation programs contained in the farm bill are proof that Congress can improve policy, get strong bipartisan support and save scarce federal dollars at the same time.Many people don’t realize that, while the farm bill is primarily about food and farms, it’s also, by far, the nation’s largest investment supporting conservation, restoration and management of private lands in Iowa.   READ MORE

 

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