"The panel, co-hosted by the Atkinson Center and Resources for the Future (RFF)―a DC-based nonprofit that conducts economic research and policy engagement on environmental, energy and natural resource decisions―was attended by representatives from the US Department of Agriculture, the US Government Accountability Office, conservation nonprofits, and think tanks. The discussion, featuring Rodewald, Ann Bartuska, vice president for land, water and nature at RFF, and Callie Eideberg, senior policy manager for the ecosystems sustainable agriculture program at the Environmental Defense Fund, focused on elements of the farm bill that impact conservation and the environment. RFF President Richard Newell, who kicked off the event, said, 'Today we’ll explore the opportunities to strengthen natural resource conservation in one of America’s most important pieces of legislation on agricuture, land use, water and biodiversity.'"
Atkinson Fellow Talks Conservation, Farm Bill in DC
Media Highlight from Cornell Chronicle — May 15, 2018