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Thursday, February 22, 2007

SENATE POISED TO CUT SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE PROGRAM FUNDING

Last week, the Senate passed a resolution that would immediately end funding for a federal program crucial to sustainable agriculture. The Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA) program was designed to provide farmers with information on how to integrate sustainable practices into their own farms. This successful federal program has become one of the most successful and cost-effective tools used by farmers to make their agricultural operations safer for human health and the environment. Beginning early next week (Feb. 26) Congressman Boozman (R-AR) will begin circulating a sign-on letter to request the continued funding of ATTRA. Call your representative and senator and ask them to sign onto Congressman Boozman's letter.

posted by Alix @ 1:01 PM

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