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New Farm Bill Includes Provisions for Drinking Water, Conservation Practices (Via ideastream)

The 2018 Farm Bill is signed and sealed, with increased funding for voluntary conservation programs meant to address environmental issues including poor water quality, impacts on air quality, and climate change.

And there’s more funding in the legislation to protect critical conservation areas including western Lake Erie, Saginaw Bay and Green Bay.

“The Great Lakes are going to be in a better position for securing funding for priority watersheds within the Great Lakes where we know that agricultural operations are having a negative impact on water quality and habitat,” said Matt Doss, Policy Director of the regional Great Lakes Commission...read more.