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Land Steward Ship Group Wants More Conservation Funding In Farm Bill

Land Steward Ship Group Wants More Conservation Funding In Farm Bill

The House Senate Farm Bill conference committee holds their first meeting today. Land Steward Ship Project of Minnesota wants them to include increased funding for the conservation title in whatever farm bill they approve.  Land Steward Ship Project’s Adam Warthesen says both the House and Senate farm bill’s call for cutting between 6 and 7 billion dollars from conservation when it needs more funding. He says crop insurance also should be tied to conservation compliance.

Warthesen says another change that’s needed for crop insurance is to make sure payment limits are included in it through the adjusted gross income provision.

He says another thing the farm bill needs is help for beginning farmers and ranchers through training and access to credit.

Warthesen says it’s also important to give beginning farmers and ranchers incentives to implement conservation practices.

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