Critical Farm Bill Votes Tomorrow
The Senate Agriculture Committee is preparing to mark-up its version of the 2013 Farm Bill tomorrow. Your Senator serves on the Agriculture Committee, and needs to hear from you today.
The Izaak Walton League's top priorities for the next Farm Bill are:
Restore the link between conservation compliance and crop insurance
Include a nationwide Sodsaver provision to protect our remaining native grasslands
The fight to reconnect conservation compliance with crop insurance subsidies will be one of the toughest in the entire Farm Bill debate. Opponents are lining up to block this effort – and Senators need to hear from Ikes and other Americans who hunt, fish, and enjoy the outdoors about their support for commonsense compliance standards.
And we need to maintain our momentum on Sodsaver. The Senate has supported a nationwide Sodsaver program that will conserve native grassland and save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. With your help, we can keep a strong, nationwide Sodsaver provision in the Senate Farm Bill.
Please contact your Senator today and urge him or her to re-couple conservation compliance with crop insurance premium support and support a nationwide Sodsaver provision.
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William J. Smith
Mo. Valley Waterfowlers Association