The Trump administration wants to slash the federal government’s biggest source of funds for conservation on private land. Here's what you need to know:
1. That funding is found in a surprising place: the Farm Bill.
Nationally, Farm Bill programs conserve about 50 million acres of land. For scale, that's more than half the entire acreage of the National Park system.
There’s a whole suite of conservation programs in the Farm Bill, but most of them do one of two things.