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How the Farm Bill Advances Conservation Priorities

  • Date: 21 February 2023

This year the U.S. Congress is due to reauthorize the Farm Bill. This bill is the primary vehicle for setting food and agricultural policy in the United States. That means it’s also a huge opportunity to advance conservation policies, because food systems account for about one-third of global emissions and are a leading cause of deforestation, land conversion, and biodiversity loss.



In this episode, Suzy Friedman, WWF’s senior director for food policy, talks about the history of the Farm Bill (1:40), and how this year’s version could strengthen policies that incentivize conservation of important ecosystems (6:25), reduce food loss and waste (14:55), and more.



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