OFA Environment Chapter
Local Environmental Organizations
In 2018, the OFA Minnesota Environmental Group partnered with the Izaak Walton League, Land Stewardship, and the Nature Conservancy to craft conservation policy that was included into the 2018 U.S. Agricultural Improvement Act (Farm Bill). The bill was passed into law on December 20, 2018.
We prepared a well-researched document with examples of how specific measures such as productive buffer strips, restoring wetlands, reducing nitrogen fertilizer use and converting low productivity land to planting perennials can have benefits to the farmers’ bottom line as well as the Environment. We proposed extending eligibility for crop insurance subsidies
to conservation practices and estimated the return on investment (ROI) for a