Cultivating Conservation partners with agricultural producers, federal and state legislators, government agencies agencies, and tribes to build support for policies that benefit agriculture, rural communities and natural resources. We have over two decades of experience developing successful legislative strategies, effective coalition building and policy implementation in the areas of water resource development, water conservation and quality, air quality, endangered species conservation, renewable energy and nutrition policy.
In the context of agricultural policy, Cultivating has been engaged in the development of every Farm Bill since 1996, both on and off Capitol Hill, successfully developing new bipartisan federal agricultural conservation programs to address emerging natural resource concerns. We design new legislative policies and strategies to grow Farm Bill conservation funding, and to bring together coalitions to craft, fund, and implement innovative conservation projects on the ground. We believe that consensus driven and locally-led conservation solutions are the most durable, effective and appealing to policymakers. Since 2014, Cultivating Conservation has secured roughly $100 million in USDA funding to implement locally framed and led conservation projects and initiatives across the nation. We have 100% success rate in securing USDA support for Cultivating-led projects and initiatives.