Western Governors seek Congressional support for western agricultural interests in Farm Bill

Western Governors seek Congressional support for western agricultural interests such as land management, conservation, grazing, broadband and more in the Farm Bill.

In the Aug. 31, 2018 letter to House and Senate leadership, the governors express their “support for provisions addressing the special concerns of western states, which possess unique perspectives,” and commend them for reconciling their versions of the legislation as they work to produce a final agreement.

“Western Governors are grateful for your efforts to reauthorize and improve the agricultural, conservation and forestry programs that facilitate healthy ecosystems and a strong agricultural base,” states the letter signed by WGA Chair Hawaii Gov. David Ige and WGA Vice Chair North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum.

The letter also includes a side-by-side summary of House and Senate provisions and relevant policy of the Western Governors.

Read, download the letter.

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