In a letter organized by the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, 104 nonprofits and businesses representing hunting, fishing, conservation, food and farming interests have asked leadership and members of the Senate Agriculture Committee not to cut conservation funding in the 2018 Farm Bill.
An excerpt from the letter:
“Over the years, conservation programs have become important, reliable tools for farmers and ranchers as they strive to make good management decisions on their land and water. Evidence of their broad popularity is demonstrated by the fact that unmet demand for these programs is at an all-time high. At a time when farmers are struggling due to falling crop prices and increased instability across global markets, we urge Congress to preserve Title II funding in the next Farm Bill reauthorization.”
The full text of the letter and groups signing the letter can be seen here.