Posts Tagged: Conservation Reserve Program

Senate Listens to Public & Makes Crop Insurance More Accountable to the Environment

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The¬† U.S. Senate passed its version of the 2012 Farm Bill this week. While it’s far from perfect, specific amendments related to conservation and accountability¬† that were passed during the floor vote give one hope that the voices of average citizens can be heard inside the Beltway. Let’s hope this is a sign of things… Read more »

How Gov. Dayton Can Keep Pheasant Openers Part of Minnesota’s Future

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Minnesota’s first ever Governor’s Pheasant Opener next week couldn’t come at a better time in terms of highlighting the need for supporting working lands conservation. After Gov. Dayton has a chance to enjoy some of western Minnesota’s finest bird hunting, he should take part in an Oct. 15 Land Stewardship Project tour at nearby Moonstone… Read more »