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Wild bees boost crop yields

Honeybees get most of the attention, but wild bees also play an important role in pollinating some crops. A recent study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B found that for six crops

Conservation News

USDA announces grants for feral swine control

In an effort to address feral swine (Sus scrofa) control and eradication, the Agriculture Department’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are partnering on a new Feral Swine Eradication and

Conservation News

TWS submits testimony on agriculture appropriations

The Wildlife Society submitted written testimony to the House Interior Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies, asking Congress to increase Fiscal Year 2020 budgets for programs within

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USDA begins implementing Farm Bill

Implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill, passed in December, is now underway. The $867 billion package funds many programs, from producer subsidies to food stamps, including $5 billion for conservation incentives on private lands. Key

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2018 Farm Bill nears completion

The 2018 Farm Bill is nearly complete, but it comes two months after the 2014 Farm Bill expired, which has left the future growth of some programs in limbo. House and Senate leadership working on

Conservation News

Working lands important for biodiversity

While wildlife refuges and other natural areas are important for conservation, recent research shows biodiversity on working lands — places where people raise food, forests, products or livestock — are important for wildlife and plants