Funding cuts endanger critical conservation programs in the Department of Agriculture is already under siege. Every federal agency must reduce their budget by 5 percent.
Farmers, ranchers and private landowners are the stewards of more than 70 percent of our land helping us to protect endangered species. It is critical that they are able to help us tackle our environmental and conservation challenges. The voluntary conservation programs at the Agriculture Department provide important assistance and incentives to farmers so they can invest their own time and money into protecting America’s working lands.
More not less funding is needed. These oasis in the farmers fields need to be increased. Now is not the time to make drastic cuts.
Tell Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack to protect conservation funding so our children can see these endangered animals, plants and ecosystems for years to come.
Mother Nature and Care2 thank you for taking action!
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