NACD supports conservation in federal spending bill

The National Association of Conservation Districts and a coalition of agriculture and conservation groups sent a letter to House and Senate leadership on farm spending. NACD is requesting at least $1.2 billion for NRCS Conservation Operations and full authorized funding for farm bill conservation programs in fiscal year 2025.

More than 85 conservation and agriculture groups signed the letter to support the requests. “Funding for NRCS Conservation Operations was reduced in the final Fiscal Year 2024 spending bill, so it’s critical that we make a strong case for reversing course as Congress develops FY 2025 appropriations bills,” says NACD President Kim LaFleur. “Nearly 100 conservation and agriculture groups signing the letter sends a clear message to Congress that increasing funding for CTA is vital to supporting conservation delivery systems and putting effective conservation practices on the ground in all parts of the country.”

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