Two momentous public policy events took place recently for DU, one at headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., and the other in Washington, D.C. First, in January, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Colin Peterson visited the Ducks Unlimited National Headquarters to discuss DU’s priorities for the 2007 Farm Bill. Click here to learn more about the meeting and what was discussed.
Chairman Peterson is paying close attention to DU’s priorities, and praised a document created by DU and 16 other conservation groups, saying “these are the folks that are on the ground, that make things happen out there.”
The other big news happened in mid-March when DU Executive Vice-President Don Young sat down with Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns and several other USDA officials to discuss the future of the Conservation Reserve Program and other agricultural conservation programs. At the top of the agenda was elimination of new enrollment into the CRP program, which could ultimately take more than 2 million waterfowl out of the fall migration. Click here for more information on this significant meeting.