June 21, 2012
The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies commends the leadership of Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Roberts for forging a bipartisan agreement and to Majority Leader Reid and Minority Leader McConnell for advancing passage of S. 3240, the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012, which is the single, largest federal investment for fish and wildlife conservation on private lands in the nation.
The Farm Bill is critical to state fish and wildlife agencies for conserving and improving millions of acres of habitat and for providing opportunities for hunting and angling. This investment, in turn, helps 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. Increased hunting and angling access also drives further contributions for conservation through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program and the sale of taxable gear and licenses.
The Association extends its appreciation to all who reached out to their Senate offices this week on amendments and passage of the bill. As the U.S. House of Representatives takes up the bill, the Association urges them to remember that what’s good for fish and wildlife is good for all Americans.
To show your support for the Farm Bill and funding for conservation, please include #FarmBillNow in your social media outreach.
The Association proudly celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program in 2012.
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