Farm Bill

Every five years, Congress authorizes a farm bill, providing support for conservation programs alongside commodity programs, crop insurance and food security. The farm bill is the single largest funding program for private land conservation in the United States.
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NACD on the next farm bill

Farm Bill Issue Paper

This document outlines NACD’s recommendations for the 2018 Farm Bill. NACD promotes maintained conservation program funding, keeping EQIP and CSP functionally separate, thoughtful reform of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, support for watershed programs, increased CRP acreage with flexibility for grazing, and continuing current conservation compliance requirements. Click the title above to view the full document.


NACD’s Take: The 2018 House Farm Bill

NACD Director of Government Affairs Coleman Garrison penned this blog analyzing the House Committee on Agriculture’s 2018 Farm Bill (H.R. 2).


NACD Letter to House Agriculture Committee Leadership on Farm Bill

On April 17, NACD sent the above letter to House Committee on Agriculture leadership outlining the organization’s reaction to the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2). A press release announcing NACD’s reaction is available here.


Letter to Senate Agriculture Committee on Conservation Title Funding in the Next Farm Bill

On May 4, NACD sent a letter to Senate Agriculture Committee leadership urging their support of full baseline funding for the Conservation Title in the next farm bill.


NACD Releases Statement on House Farm Bill Vote

On May 18, NACD released this statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to defeat the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2).


Letter to Senate Agriculture Committee Leadership on Farm Bill

On June 12, NACD submitted this letter to Senate Agriculture Committee leadership applauding their diligence in creating a bipartisan bill that maintains Conservation Title funding levels and suggesting improvements to the bill. Read NACD’s press release on the letter here.


NACD’s Take: The 2018 Senate Farm Bill

On June 27, NACD Director of Government Affairs Coleman Garrison published this blog analyzing the Senate’s farm bill (S. 3042) to see how NACD’s priorities fared.


NACD Farm Bill Requests

This blog outlines the NACD Farm Bill Task Force’s policy requests for the 2018 Farm Bill, including general farm bill requests and program-specific requests.


If you have questions or comments about NACD’s farm bill policies, please contact Director of Government Affairs Coleman Garrison.

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