Farm Bill Passes House
Written by Andrew-Rossi on December 14, 2018
The United States House passed the Farm Bill this week, and everyone from our Washington Representative to the Nature Conservancy is pleased with the bill.
Congresswoman Liz Cheney pointed out that the bill provides the tools and resources necessary to manage market volatility and risks beyond farmers’ and ranchers’ control, including adverse weather conditions and natural disasters. The legislation makes important investments in infrastructure by encouraging rural broadband development, expanding good neighbor authority, and improving forest management practices to better prevent wildfires.
And the State Director of the Nature Conservancy in Wyoming, Milward Simpson, noted that the new bill includes strong conservation and forestry provisions, and will increase the flexibility and resources going toward public-private partnerships and easements, while also taking steps toward climate-smart practices.