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Conservation District Leader Calls For Farm Bill And Government Re Opening

 

Bird conservation groups are asking the President and Congressional leaders to finish a five year farm bill as soon as possible.  South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts President Frances Fritz is joining them and agrees that enrollment which is closed now for the Conservation and Wetlands and Grasslands Reserve programs all need to be open.

Fritz says to accomplish that, not only does the farm bill need passage but the government needs to pass a continuing resolution and get back open for business so needed programs like these can go forward.

She says besides closing of Farm Service Agency offices, the Womens Infants and Children program needs funding and many other government services need to be provided.

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