The Center for Rural Affairs was glad to see many of the changes in the final bill to strengthen conservation and supports for rural communities, but it left a great deal to be desired on structural changes to agricultural policy and funding for particular programs.
We’ll continue working with Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to monitor implementation of the 2018 farm bill. Scroll down for our most recent work on farm bill programs and implementation. For more updates, you can sign up for our newsletter here.
Farm bill program signup dates
The Natural Resource Conservation Service is accepting applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program until May 10. Read more about how you can apply for it before the deadline here.