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Land & Water Lose in Congressional Spending Bill

Monday, December 15, 2014

 

In what has become a yearly tradition, Congress approved significant cuts to vital land and water protection programs.

EWG’s Mike Lavender writes:

“The… cuts would slash more than $140 million from two popular and effective conservation programs – the Environmental Quality Incentive Program and the Conservation Stewardship Program. This could increase already significant backlogs in processing applications from conservation-minded farmers just as we close out a year that showcased the devastating impact of poor agriculture practices.” 

Read the full article here

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