Update: Farm Bill Fails in House

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Quail habitat and quail hunting depend on a conservation-friendly Farm Bill. Photo by Bob St.Pierre / Quail Forever

Yesterday, the House of Representatives failed to pass Farm Bill legislation critical to the future of so many conservation programs, as well as new conservation policies.
 
While Quail Forever is currently assessing options available, it is clear that conservation interests are best served by maintaining a strong suite of programs like the Farm Service Agency’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), the Natural Resource’s Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) and many others. Conservation policies like conservation compliance tied to crop insurance, as well as provisions helping protect native prairies, are critical components of whatever final package makes its way through Congress. We certainly urge all members of the House of Representatives to find the pathway that makes this possible.
 
The D.C. Minute is written by Dave Nomsen, Quail Forever & Pheasants Forever’s Vice President of Government Relations.