Farm bill stalemate: Conservation concerns


The conservation title is traditionally one of the least controversial and partisan of the major, mandatory funding titles in a farm bill debate; that the conservation title is part of the current stalemate adds to the concerns about the 2018 Farm Bill. The House version of the farm bill eliminates the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) (farmdoc daily, July 19, 2018).  Eliminating CSP and other conservation issues adds to the discussion about assistance to commodities in part 1 of this discussion (farmdoc daily, September 27, 2018).  It also compares to the concerns for the farm bill coalition as a whole highlighted by the disputes over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in part 2. (farmdoc daily, October 4, 2018).  As such, part 3 of this discussion of the 2018 Farm Bill stalemate reviews the concerns about changes to conservation programs and policy. Read the rest of the article here.