Thursday, October 11, 2007

Ducks Unlimited Voices Concerns about Farm Bill

It's not just farm groups that are voicing opinions about the farm bill, conservation organizations are also concerned about how the next version will look, including Ducks Unlimited:

Hunter Harvest Expected to Drop If Programs Lose Funding

Funding for conservation programs is under attack as the Senate continues their work on the Farm Bill. Programs that are critical to waterfowl population success, like the Conservation Reserve Program, Wetlands Reserve Program and Grassland Reserve Program are in jeopardy.

These programs are vital to keeping more habitat on the ground and more ducks in the sky.

Without these programs, we could see a negative impact on waterfowl hunter harvests across the United States.

Without these programs there could be 2.2 million fewer ducks in the air every year.

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