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Late last week 30 Democrats in the House and Senate sent a letter to congressional leaders requesting “a substantial investment in farmers, ranchers, and rural communities as part of the climate solution.” The request relates to a substantial piece of climate and infrastructure legislation currently in the works, and comes days after a group of more than 450 conservation, consumer, farm, and environmental advocates called for $200 billion in new funding for ag climate mitigation. Such an increase would roughly equal all the funding in the 2018 farm bill for crop subsidies, land stewardship, crop insurance, research and rural development. Read more about the request and what it entails.

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