April 2012
National Wildlife (World Edition);Apr/May2012, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p16
The article discusses conservation programs supported by the U.S. federal Farm Bill. The author argues that the programs are sound investments for U.S. taxpayers, but are in danger of losing funding as a result of efforts to reduce the federal deficit. Examples of conservation efforts funded by the Farm Bill, including the restoration of bald eagle populations in Jackson County, Michigan, arguments against cutting funding by environmental groups who contend that the programs can be improved, and the economic benefits of the conservation programs, including the reduction of floods and federal crop insurance payments for flooded farmers, are presented.


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