State of the Birds 2017: A Farm Bill Special Report

Eastern Meadowlark by Ray Hennessy via Birdshare.

The Farm Bill provides a crucial safety net for America’s farmers and ranchers… and America’s birds

For birds, the Farm Bill secures important habitat for more than 100 bird species and is America’s largest source of funding for habitat conservation on private lands.

For landowners, Farm Bill conservation programs are part of the safety net for farmers, ranchers, and forest owners. It provides financial support for vital ecological services, such as clean water, and keeps working lands working.

“[The Farm Bill] helped us build a chemical and fertilizer containment facility. This is a good example of how… Farm Bill dollars lead to improved water quality for everyone.”—Farmer David Williams at a Farm Bill hearing in Frankenmuth, Michigan.

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