LETTER: WGA urges USDA to support NRCS programs through Farm Bill

WGA urges the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support working lands across the West through Farm Bill programs administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). “[NRCS] programs help landowners maintain their working lands and achieve a wide range of related objectives, from water quality protection, to habitat conservation and improvement, to wildfire mitigation,” asserts the Feb. 28, 2019 letter from WGA Executive Director James D. Ogsbury to USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey. “NRCS’s engagement with private landowners helps ensure that conservation actions have demonstrably positive effects across the landscape and that western producers can continue to operate productive agricultural lands.” Read, download the letter.


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