U.S. House reconsiders farm bill extension plan

A short update:

Yesterday, the Iowa Environmental Council sent an action alert calling on members of the U.S. House of Representatives to oppose a plan to pass a temporary extension of the farm bill that would cut funding for important conservation programs.

Opposition to this plan was swift and came from all sides, including America’s largest farm organizations and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

Now, the U.S. House has set aside that plan, but may still consider a drought disaster relief bill this week that would be separate from the farm bill.   The Iowa Environmental Council will continue to monitor the farm bill and deliver updates and action alerts to our community as appropriate.

Thank you to everyone who responded to our action alert quickly yesterday and spoke up in support of passing a complete, reform-minded farm bill this year.

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