September 12, 2012
In the face of the most disastrous, widespread drought in a generation, what’s the worst possible thing Congress could do?
Play politics with disaster aid? It’s happening.
Cut conservation programs – the very ones that help farmers protect themselves from the worst ravages of drought? It’s about to happen.
Help us tell Congress this is unacceptable – call your Representative and Senators today!
In times like these, when more than 65% of our nation’s farms – representing almost 80% of our nation’s farmland!* – are in the midst of a withering drought, farmers and ranchers depend upon conservation tools to help them deal with extreme conditions.
The core farm bill conservation programs – Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), and the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) – work together to help farmers conserve water, protect and rebuild soil, and provide clean water and wildlife habitat. They’re a smart, long-term investment in the future of our agricultural lands – and our nation’s food supply.
This week, it’s make or break time for the 2012 Farm Bill. Congress is negotiating the future of the farm bill – and conservation programs are a major part it.
Help us tell Congress: We need healthy soil, air, and water – finish a farm bill now that funds conservation! And don’t pay for disaster aid by cutting conservation!
Your message TODAY matters – thank you for taking action!
Thanks for all you do,
Sarah and Shavaun, the NSAC Grassroots Team
P.S. When you call – tell us how it went!
P.P.S. Here’s the scene from Capitol Hill today, where farmers and ranchers from around the country rallied for a farm bill now! It’s critical that any farm bill – or extension – fully fund conservation programs!
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