BREAKING: A Budget deal reached as soon as Monday will shape the future of conservation programs and credit for beginning and minority farmers into the next decade!
This is a critical moment. The White House and House Republican leadership are negotiating a budget deal that would effectively rewrite the next Farm Bill now by taking a huge bite out of Farm Bill mandatory funding for programs that support on-farm conservation and wetland protection – programs that are truly investments in a sustainable future!
These cuts will drastically reduce total Farm Bill funding available for the 2012 Farm Bill and harm the chances of getting a decent Farm Bill next year.
Leaders in the Senate need to push back – right now, before it is too late.
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