September 25 – Free Webinar on Link Between the Farm Bill and a Healthy Mississippi River

On Tuesday, September 25th from 11:30AM – 12:30PM (eastern), the Mississippi River Network and the National Wildlife Federation will host a free one hour webinar on the link between the Farm Bill and a healthy Mississippi River.  This webinar briefing will explain how restoring conservation compliance to crop insurance in the next Farm Bill will improve soil and water health, and reduce the effects of extreme weather events such as flooding and drought.

Expert panelists will provide historical perspective on how the link between conservation and crop insurance was dropped from in the 1996 Farm Bill and discuss the lasting effects of this and future Farm Bill decisions.  The expert panelists include:  Bill Gradle, Illinois’ State Conservationist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (retired); Craig Lang, past president of Iowa Farm Bureau and farmer; and Martha Noble, Senior Policy Associate, National Sustainable Agriculture.

You may Register for the webinar here.  For audio, please dial:  218-632-0550, and use access code: 558780.

For more information about the Mississippi River Network, a coalition of organizations dedicated to protecting the land, water and people of the Mississippi River basin, visit the web site HERE.

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