On December 20, 2018, the 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law. The Land Trust Alliance played a significant role in advocating for provisions that will result in conservation of lands across the United States. On behalf of our members we secured provisions that will streamline the Agricultural Land Easement program to make it more effective and more efficient and, most importantly increased funding for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program by $2 billion over 10 years.
Our success would have not been possible without our members who worked collaboratively to develop a set of Farm Bill recommendations that are good for our community and for private land conservation. Your efforts made all the difference. Moving forward, we will continue to involve our members through the rulemaking process and with monitoring implementation. Together with many land trust professionals, the Alliance will achieve the best possible result for land conservation across the United States.