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Action Alert: Urge Congressional Leaders to Support Farm Bill

The National Wild Turkey Federation urges Congress to support the bipartisan Agricultural Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill.

The Farm Bill (H.R.2642/S.954) is the largest piece of legislation that directs conservation and ensures upland habitat sustainability on farmlands across the country.

"We're glad Congress listened to conservation groups and addressed the need for Sodsaver and conservation compliance tied to crop insurance, and we ask Congress to pass this comprehensive legislation that greatly benefits conservation efforts throughout the U.S.," said Becky Humphries, NWTF executive vice president for conservation.

The NWTF expresses its gratitude to the principle negotiators on the Agriculture Committees, including Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Rep. Frank Lucas, Sen. Thad Cochran and Rep. Collin Peterson, who worked tirelessly to find a compromise.

Other key conservation components that benefit the country's wildlife and natural resources are dedicated funding for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, the extension of stewardship contracting, mandatory funding for thinning and burning in the Conservation Reserve Program lands, mandatory funding for voluntary hunter access programs, funding for CRP at 24 million acres and forestry provisions that strengthen forest management.

Please contact your Congressional leaders today to ask them to support this vital legislation, which is crucial to preserving wild turkey and upland wildlife habitat and achieving our Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. objectives.

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