We are here to protect a historic investment in American agriculture

to solve today’s problems and position American farmers to thrive for generations to come

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Farmers and ranchers across the country are facing serious challenges

from plummeting profits to skyrocketing costs to increasingly extreme weather — including an alarming rise in floods, droughts and wildfires.

USDA funds (...) encourage producers to step out and take a chance and try something different. I have faith in the U.S. farmer. If given that opportunity, we will outcompete anybody else in the world.

Justin Lewton

America is strongest when our farms are on solid ground. That’s why in 2022

Congress made a historic $20 billion investment to help American farmers

adopt tried-and-tested conservation practices that boost their businesses and strengthen their farms for the long haul.

This funding has helped us to make improvements for our cattle, like rotational grazing and water infrastructure... you're investing in food security. So you're investing in the next generation...

Hayley Painter

So far this year, Congress has done the right thing by preserving the funding in the new Farm Bill.

But they need to finish the job.

They must make sure that this investment remains dedicated to its original purpose: supporting proven, effective practices that help American farmers build resilience.

This is a really dangerous place to play politics when we have this opportunity to create change in a very real sense for very real people.

Maggie Hanna

Now more than ever, we need to stand with our farmers.

Congress should pass a Farm Bill that ensures America’s farms have the tools they need to weather these storms.

Our food, our families, and
our economy depend on it.

Farmers have got a story to tell. And we’re gonna have to tell it before politicians or leaders can understand what’s going on.

Andy Payne

How Conservation Funding Helps Farmers

Boosts productivity

by de-risking the adoption of new practices and infrastructure upgrades through guaranteed cost sharing

Designed to support farmers’ individual goals

on a voluntary basis through long-running, popular USDA programs

Helps producers confront a range of growing risks

such as rising input costs, extreme weather, and changing market conditions

Helps farmers maintain the fertility of their land

for future generations, so that we can remain one of the most food secure countries in the world

Stories from the Field

Hear from the farmers first hand about the challenges that they face and the way they use conservation funding to protect their land and increase their bottom-line.

Without the funding from the USDA, this land right here would be considered marginal ground. Now, I would say it’s as good as any ground in the state of Arkansas.
Brandon Cain
Griffithville, AR
I get energized when I start talking with younger people who have the enthusiasm. They need to have the same ability to become resilient. To make their farm better.
Larry Lempka
Berthoud, CO
These programs help small farmers to better their production, their practices, at a cost that they can afford. It helps everybody, which means it creates jobs.
Howard James
Byromville, GA
You’re talking about something that feeds America, builds America. And by allowing farmers that little bit of help, we’re gonna pump money back into the economy.
Pete Youngblut
Dysart, IA
These practices are really paying off, and all that goes back to not just helping me as a farmer, but folks downstream, too.
John Burk
Bay City, MI
Without (USDA conservation programs), there could be a lot of farms that could just never reap the benefit of what I’ve benefited here.
Daniel Janski
St. Augusta, MN
The 20 billion dollars (....) for conservation programs is a way for us to make sure that agriculture in America stays viable for the long term.
Cavin Steiger
Forsyth, MT
The investment we make in our conservation practices shouldn't be a dividing issue politically, because you’re investing in food security.
Hayley and John Painter
Tioga, PA
If you can get your ground healthy and working, your bottom line will be a lot better. (This funding) helps get you started.
Levi and Crystal Neuharth
Fort Pierre, SD
When we let the cover crop do our tillage for us, that’s anywhere from $100-150 an acre savings.
Dan Brick
Greenleaf, WI