Land Conservation Caucus Reestablished

Our nation’s public lands play a vital role in defining our heritage, civic identity, and local economies. The conservation and safekeeping of these public lands are a top priority of ours, and if you agree, we urge you to join the Congressional Land Conservation Caucus. The purpose of the caucus is to serve as an informal group dedicated to issues related to land conservation, the preservation of open space, and the education as to its importance.

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Closing Monday COB 9/28: Reps. Kelly and Blumenauer: Please sign bipartisan letter to USTR on sugar trade in the TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an ambitious trade agreement that, if done right, stands to benefit American businesses and workers across the country by creating new market opportunities in the dynamic economies across the Asia-Pacific region. To become the high-standards agreement we seek, TPP should reform outdated policies that negatively impact consumers and entrepreneurs alike.

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SUPPORT FARMWORKER PROTECTIONS

Please join us in asking the Office of Management and Budget to provide their comments to ensure the WPS standard is finalized no later than October 2015 and assure meaningful and enforceable protections for farmworkers.

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CRS – What Is the Farm Bill?

6/21/13 The farm bill is an omnibus, multi-year piece of authorizing legislation that governs an array of agricultural and food programs. Although agricultural policies sometimes are created and changed by freestanding legislation or as part of other major laws, the farm bill provides a predictable opportunity for policymakers to comprehensively and periodically address agricultural and […]

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Letter: Enable Farmers To Protect Their Livestock From Vulture Depredation

From: The Honorable Brad R. Wenstrup Sent By: rebecca.duberstein@mail.house.gov Date: 8/20/2015 Dear Colleague: I invite you to you join me in sending a letter to Director Dan Ashe of Fish and Wildlife Services requesting better protection for farmers seeking to defend their livestock from vulture depredation. Black vultures (Coragyps atratus) prey upon weak adult livestock […]

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Grow Fruits and Vegetables? Support this Resolution!

From: The Honorable Suzan K. DelBene Sent By: Ben.Barasky@mail.house.gov Bill: H.Res. 177 Date: 8/19/2015 Supported by the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA), which includes the following groups: Alabama Watermelon Association, American Mushroom Institute, American Nursery and Landscape Association, American Pistachio Growers, Arizona Winegrowers Association, Blue Diamond Growers, Buy California Marketing Agreement, California Association of […]

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