April 26, 2012
The Senate Agriculture Committee today reported a bipartisan Farm Bill to the full Senate. The Association extends its appreciation to Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Ranking Member Senator Pat Roberts (KS) and the Members of the Committee for their continued support of conservation programs that are critical to state fish and wildlife agencies for improving habitat on the ground for fish and wildlife as well as providing opportunities for hunting and angling. The Association particularly applauds the inclusion in the Chairwoman’s Mark of Senator John Thune’s (SD) Sodsaver provision that promotes land management practices consistent with native grasslands conservation.
The Farm Bill is the nation’s most significant, enacted legislation funding fish and wildlife conservation while also helping to sustain rural economies; improve the quality of our lives through cleaner water, fresher air and healthier places to live; and provide affordable food and fiber in environmentally sustainable ways. We urge the Senate as it takes up the bill to remember that what’s good for fish and wildlife is good for all Americans.
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