The Senate just voted 68-32 to pass the Farm Bill conference report and send it to the desk of the President. President Obama is expected to sign it into law soon.
The bill will generate more than one billion dollars for saving working farm and ranch land, strengthening local communities and improving our nation’s agricultural lands, its wildlife and its water resources.
Senate passage is the penultimate step before the resolution of a years-long process to pass a comprehensive, five-year farm bill. Throughout this process, land trust leaders like you have worked with their Members of Congress to show the positive impact these conservation programs have. Thank you.
Our work on this issue was led by Lynne Sherrod, who has been an extraordinary influence on the final language of the conservation title. Lynne is no longer with the Alliance, but her work will now benefit the entire land trust community.
The Farm Bill process is not yet complete—several months of rulemaking will follow the President’s signature, and must be finalized before the money starts flowing for projects. Please continue to check our website for updates and for more details on rulemaking.
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Director of Public Policy | Land Trust Alliance
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