Farm Bill Resource Center
March 22, 2018

Farm Bill Resource Center : Conservation

EWG’s Conservation Database provides the first-ever detailed look at how federal dollars have been spent through four of the Department of Agriculture’s major conservation programs. Including its recently released Tap Water Database, EWG continues to analyze the health risks and economic costs of farm pollution in sources of drinking water for millions of Americans. EWG also reveals the stunning underinvestment in the conservation practices needed to protect drinking water sources in places where it is most threatened.


 

EWG keeps you up to date with analysis of the latest news, interviews with experts and more.

Monday, May 20, 2019

As farmers struggle with a plummeting farm economy in the wake of President Trump’s trade war, the administration is rushing to send a second round of cash payments – reportedly totaling $15 billion to $20 billion – to farmers across the nation.

Monday, April 15, 2019

The latest federal Census of Agriculture shows that more farms are adopting conservation practices that can help keep drinking water clean and slow climate change, but it also shows that much more ambitious action will be needed to actually address those challenges.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

America’s drinking water is under threat from a formidable foe: polluted farm runoff, which contaminates the tap water supplies for millions of people, especially in rural areas.

Friday, June 29, 2018

It’s not hard to see the differences between the terrible, partisan House farm bill and the bipartisan Senate farm bill

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Almost a year ago, we identified six steps Congress could take to address the serious public health threats posed by farm pollution.

Since then, the pollution problems posed by agriculture – including the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico and a massive algal bloom in Lake Erie – have only gotten worse. Recent EWG analysis shows just how prevalent toxic algae blooms have become.

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