WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House and Senate Agriculture Committees’ proposed $28 billion in new investments in Farm Bill conservation programs and collaborative partnerships focused on America’s farms, ranches, and private forests underscore how the Build Back Better Act will address the immense challenges facing people and wildlife alike. The National Wildlife Federation heralded House and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairs Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and David Scott’s (D-Ga.) proposal and thanked them for following through on their commitments to include these investments in the Build Back Better Act.
“The Senate and House Agriculture Committees’ proposal to invest $28 billion in on-farm conservation and Farm Bill conservation programs underscores the central role that farmers, ranchers and private forest owners have in addressing the challenges facing people and wildlife. This once in a generation opportunity to enable farmers, ranchers, and foresters to pay a pivotal role in fighting climate change will create jobs, support rural communities, and help ensure our shared wildlife heritage will endure for future generations,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “Recent disasters and flooding, from the heartland to the coasts, has shown that every community has a stake in addressing the climate crisis. Thank you to Chairwoman Stabenow and Chairman Scott for ensuring the Build Back Better Act elevates and empowers farmers, ranchers, and private forest owners.”
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