More Than 500 Organizations Urge Congress to Stop Cutting Conservation Funds

Exactly 523 large and small organizations, businesses and landowners across the U.S. signed a letter asking congressional leaders not to cut more funding from the farm bill’s Conservation Title. The letter states Conservation Title programs already have been cut significantly through annual appropriations processes since the 2008 Farm Bill was enacted. It also states the cuts have had real, unfortunate impacts on the ground. More cuts would mean the Title is contributing more than its fair share to budget deficit reduction – according to the signatories. They say maintaining, strengthening and providing sufficient funding for the Conservation Title programs will deliver multiple benefits for every region of America – helping America’s farmers, ranchers and landowners stay on the land as stewards of the country’s natural resources. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.