The State of the Birds 2017
Report Shows Farm Bill Benefits to Birds
For more than three decades, the Farm Bill has been an effective tool for wildlife conservation, sustaining essential habitat for more than 100 species. For farmers, ranchers, and forest owners, the bill provides a safety net that helps keep working lands from being developed. The State of the Birds 2017 report, released recently by the North American Bird Conservation Initiative, documents the benefits the Farm Bill—America’s single largest source of conservation funding for private lands—has delivered to birds, farmers and rural communities.