Support Conservation Compliance
Dear [Decision Maker],
I write in support of strong conservation programs as part of a final farm bill conference report. Funding for conservation is vital for continued protection of farmland and natural resources across the country.
Farmland protection is a critical component of this bill. A final farm bill should retain the 40 percent funding floor for agricultural land easements (ALE) within the newly combined Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) as provided for in the House-passed bill. It should also retain funding for the ACEP as provided for in the Senate-passed bill at $2.2 billion.
Farmland is at the heart of America's land conservation and our ability to produce nutritious and affordable local food. I appreciate you considering my views and thank you for your important work to protect our nation's farmland.
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