Thursday, February 10, 2011

Over 140 Groups Sign Onto Letter Urging Congress to Include Water Quality Concerns in Upcoming Farm Bill

A coalition of over 140 water, wastewater, conservation, agricultural, environmental and state organizations distributed a letter to Capitol Hill today (February 10) urging all members of Congress to support practices and policies that strengthen the links between agriculture and water quality as they consider the 2012 Farm Bill.

The organizations note in the letter that discussions concerning the 2012 Farm Bill "will provide an opportunity to substantially improve our nation’s waters through the promotion of practices that improve the conservation performance of our farms and ranches."  The letter goes on to express the organizations' interest in working with Congress "to craft a Farm Bill that better connects agricultural systems and practices to water quality improvements."

Full copies of the letters to Senate Majority Leader Reid and House Speaker Boehner can be found here and here, respectively (pdf files).

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