Archive for Farm Bill

U.S. Senate Passes 2014 Farm Bill

The U.S. Senate voted 68-32 on Feb. 4 to pass the 2014 Farm Bill, which will decide the fate of nearly $1 trillion and how it will be distributed between agriculture, conservation and food aid programs over the next five years.

February 05, 2014

CRP Historic 26-Year-Low Acreage Totals

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting 1.7 million acres offered under the 45th Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up.

July 23, 2013

Farm Bill Offers Numerous Benefits to Wingshooters

You're probably aware that the 2012 Farm Bill includes important upland bird and waterfowl provisions, such as the reauthorization of the Conservation Reserve Program. You may even be familiar with the "Sodsaver" amendment. But have you heard about the Sportsmen's Act of 2012 amendment to the Farm Bill? The 98-page behemoth would improve your access to public lands, streamline the duck stamp system (it's about time) and reauthorize conservation funding. Here's a summary of the provisions important to wingshooters:

June 08, 2012