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Farm Bill 2018
North America’s grasslands are our Amazon, home to pronghorn antelope, endangered songbirds, and hundreds of other wild species found nowhere else on Earth. Yet millions of acres of grasslands that make up the Great Plains are plowed up each year. In fact, in recent years, the Great Plains of the US and Canada lost intact grasslands faster than the Brazilian Amazon lost rain forest.
In 2018, Congress will take up two bills that are critical to the conservation of the grasslands of the Great Plains: the federal spending bill and the Farm Bill. These bills control funding for conservation programs that provide farmers and ranchers with the financial and technical assistance needed to produce food in ways that protect grassland habitats and the wildlife that live there.
WWF supports programs and policies designed to keep grasslands intact such as:
WWF also advocates for these programs which help farmers and ranchers improve conservation outcomes on working lands: