Farm Bill

January 15th 2015

New Infographic Explains Farm Bill Program that Benefits the Great Lakes

Yesterday the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, announced the recipients of the first round of grant funding from the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, a new program under the 2014 Farm Bill. The RCPP provides funding under three categories: national, state, … Continue reading

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June 9th 2014

Great Lakes Will Benefit from New Federal Program

As one of eight priority regions across the country, the Great Lakes will receive help through a new and crucial 2014 Farm Bill program that will help tackle the vexing problem of toxic algal blooms in the region. The five-year … Continue reading

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March 18th 2014

Organization Sign-on: Ask Secretary Vilsack to Designate the Great Lakes as a Critical Conservation Area

The 2014 Farm Bill was a victory for the Great Lakes region, both because it tied conservation practices with crop insurance subsidies and established the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).┬áThe RCPP will work with farmers to increase soil and water … Continue reading

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January 29th 2014

Proposed Farm Bill is Good News for Great Lakes Health

On Monday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate released the compromise Farm Bill agreed upon by members of both bodies. The five-year Farm Bill must still be voted on by the Senate, having passed the House … Continue reading

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June 26th 2013

Farm Bill Falters in U.S. House

Three weeks ago the federal Farm Bill appeared to be making progress, passing the U.S. Senate 66-27. All that was derailed last Thursday, when the U.S. House voted down their version of the Bill 234-195. It is unclear if the … Continue reading

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