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Andrew McElwaine

About Andrew McElwaine

Andrew McElwaine is AFT's President and CEO

Farm Policy Roundup: Federal Policy Development for Conservation

Readers of this column know that AFT played a major role in the 2014 Farm Bill. Our work helped to safeguard the largest federal investment in private lands conservation.

farm-ice-streamMandatory Conservation Funding
The Farm Bill eliminated nearly a dozen conservation programs and reduced mandatory funding by $6 billion, a major cut. Despite these reductions, conservation spending is under attack this year from multiple fronts:
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