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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2018
NACD REACTS TO FARM BILL IN
LETTER TO HOUSE AG COMMITTEE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) sent a letter to House Agriculture Committee leadership outlining the organization’s reaction to the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) introduced on Thursday.
“We appreciate the committee’s due diligence in preparing this legislation,” NACD President Brent Van Dyke said. “Farmers and ranchers utilize farm bill conservation programs every day to improve soil, water and wildlife habitat. These programs give producers the necessary tools and resources they need to implement voluntary, locally-led conservation practices. We hope both sides of the aisle can come together to get a farm bill across the finish line.”
About the National Association of Conservation Districts:
The National Association of Conservation Districts is the non-profit organization that represents the nation’s 3,000 conservation districts, their state and territory associations, and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards. For more than 70 years, local conservation districts have worked with cooperating landowners and managers of private working lands to help them plan and apply effective conservation practices. For more information about NACD, visit: www.nacdnet.org.