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February 23rd, 2012 in Conservation Incentives, Government Spending
Washington State’s 73 year old system for voluntary, incentive-based environmental conservation on private lands is at risk!
Legislators are proposing to eliminate the State Conservation Commission and to dramatically reduce funding for the 47 independent conservation districts that help landowners, statewide, implement sound environmental stewardship on millions of acres of private land. Read more »
January 4th, 2012 in Conservation Incentives, Environmental Markets, Farmland, Salmon Restoration
New FEMA flood rules required for salmon protection could create environmental markets for farmers that end up helping farm businesses and protecting farmland from development. Read more »
January 2nd, 2012 in Conservation Incentives, Farm Bill, Government Spending, Taxation
Collapse of the federal budget “Super Committee” leaves farm subsidy and conservation programs both open to potential funding loss and farmers and environmentalists each on their own in defending them. Read more »