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Tell Congress Farmland Protection Is Critical in Final Farm Bill 

farmer standing in harvested fieldCongress is currently negotiating a final farm bill. While much progress has been made to finish the Farm Bill, everything remains on the negotiating table. That means we need supporters like you telling Congress how important farmland conservation is in the final bill.

Send a letter to your Senators and Representative today so they understand the importance of Farm Bill conservation programs and tell them to include the highest funding level for farmland protection.

  1. Personalize the message text with your own words, if you wish.
  2. Complete the form below with your information.
  3. Click the Send Message button to send your letter to these decision makers:
    • Your Senators
    • Your Representative

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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.

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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.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]

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