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Food, Farm and Jobs Bill: Helping Protect Our Natural Resources

 

Written by Tom Vilsack
Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, DC РThis year, passage of a long-term, comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill is critical to providing certainty for U.S. producers. This includes the continued availability of conservation programs that give our farmers, ranchers and private foresters the means to conserve the soil, protect our water and sustain America’s natural resources.

Thanks to programs provided by the Farm Bill, USDA has been able to enroll a record number of private lands in conservation practices. Over the past four years, we have worked with more than 500,000 producers, landowners and private foresters on projects that help the environment, while providing a new source of income. «Read the rest of this article»

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