Healthy Waters Coalition Applauds Focus on Nutrients in Conservation Partnership Program

Jun 26, 2012

The Healthy Waters Coalition, a diverse cross-­-section of municipal and state water and wastewater organizations, conservation and sustainable agricultural organizations applaud Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-­-MI) and Ranking Member Pat Roberts (R-­-KS) for including resources for agricultural producers who take steps to manage nutrients on their lands and take other steps to avoid adverse water quality impacts in the Senate Farm Bill reauthorization package.   

The Coalition recognizes and applauds provisions inserted in the newly established Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) that will provide greater opportunity for farmers concerned about nutrient run-­-off from their operations to address these concerns proactively with stable funding over a five year period of time and with local partnering organizations.   

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Click here to read related news release from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, a Healthy Waters Coalition member.