Action Needed - Federal Farm Bill Has Outdoor Impacts PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 09 October 2007 00:03
There was an article in the Kansas City Star Outdoors section on Sunday that is one of the best articles I have seen in that section in a long time.  It outlines the critical importance to our outdoors experience of the Conservation Resource Program and discusses the jeopardy it faces in the current congress.  Without this program, and action from us, we could lose millions of acres of prime hunting habitat.

The article can be found at:

Popular habitat program, CRP, reaches a crossroads as it goes before Congress for renewal

 This article does an excellent job of explaining the CRP program, which pays farmers for leaving idle land.  This program has reversed some of the fence row to fence row farming paractices of the mid-80s and leaves more habitat for upland game.

This program is current up for reauthorization as part of this session's Farm Bill.  It has essentially passed in the house but is currently being reviewed in the Senate.  We tend to think of most issues with our habitat as being state oriented but this is one instance where we need to show support to our congressional representatives in Washington.

Please read the article and come back to use these links to let our representatives know our support for the CRP program.  I plan on doing the same and will post any responses I receive.

Sam Brownback - Senate
Phone Number: DC: 202-224-6521 Kansas: 913-492-6378
E Mail link: http://brownback.senate.gov/CMEmailMe.cfm 

Pat Roberts - Senate 
Phone Number: DC: 202-224-4774 Kansas: 785-295-2745
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District 1:  Jerry Moran (R)
Phone Number: DC: 202-225-2715 Kansas: 785-628-6401
Email lnk: http://www.house.gov/writerep/ 

District 2:  Nancy Boyda (D)
Phone Number: DC: 202-225-6601 Kansas: 785-234-8111
Email link: http://www.house.gov/writerep/ 

District 3:  Dennis Moore (D)
Phone Number: DC: 202-225-2865 Kansas: 913-383-2013
Email link: http://www.house.gov/writerep/ 

District 4:  Todd Tiahrt (R)
Phone Number: DC: 202-225-6216 Kansas: 316-262-8992
Email link: http://www.house.gov/writerep/