When birders think about the Farm Bill they might be forgiven for thinking immediately about corn and soybeans. But the Farm Bill is more than an agricultural omnibus, it also funds projects that provide important habitat for more than 100 species of birds and is the largest source of funding for habitat conservation on private lands. Amanda Rodewald of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology joins me to talk about this most recent State of the Birds report, which features the Farm Bill and all that it does for birds.
Also, ABA President Jeff Gordon responds to conversation about Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and what the ABA Area really means. You can find that conversation here, and the Birds Caribbean GoFundMe started by our friends at Wildside Nature Tour here.
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