A third of our food is pollinated by birds, bats, and insects. Native pollinators alone provide an estimated $3 billion in crop pollination services to farmers every year. So why is there a damaging attack on pollinators in the Farm Bill? The 2018 Farm Bill includes a destructive attack on the Endangered Species Act (ESA)… Read more »
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Learn about the man who will now oversee what happens with so much of our public and private lands.
Defenders’ recently-released report “Mutually Insured Destruction: How Unchecked Crop Insurance Subsidies Harm the Environment” lays out the true cost of crop insurance subsidies. Here’s what you should know about how the Farm Bill could impact food, land and wildlife.
Depending on how it’s written, the Farm Bill has the power to empower wildlife conservation, or threaten it. This latest incarnation of the Farm Bill saw some of each.
Just a few months into the new Congress, and threats to wildlife are popping up all over.