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Tuesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 72 to a low of 45 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 15 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 70 to 72 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 12 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 69 to 53 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 7 and 13 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 50 to 45 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 6 miles per hour from the north. No precipitation is expected.
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 72 to a low of 46 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 1 and 6 miles per hour from the northnortheast. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.

American Farmland Trust opposes new conservation fee on farmers, ranchers who try to help the enviro

Dec. 16, 2013 | 0 comments

WASHINGTON

Congress is about to impose a new conservation fee on farmers and ranchers who volunteer to help the environment as part of the Senate-House budget agreement, according to Andrew McElwaine, President and CEO of American Farmland Trust.

AFT today said it will oppose a provision in the agreement authorizing the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to charge farmers up to $150 to help them prepare farm conservation plans.

"Reducing nutrients from farm runoff costs almost 60 percent less than the same reduction from a sewage treatment plant," said McElwaine. "We should be rewarding farmers who voluntarily put conservation plans in place. Instead we're going to charge them."

"Conservation plans are a fundamental first step farmers take to reduce erosion and keep sediment and nutrients from running off their land. Without this plan, those reductions won't take place and instead taxpayers will have to pay to upgrade local water and sewer systems.

"Taking this action at a time when it appears Congressional negotiators have failed to come to agreement on a new Farm Bill is extremely disappointing. Many critical federal farm programs ended on September 30 when the last Farm Bill expired and thousands of family farmers and ranchers are facing an uncertain future."

The American Farmland Trust is the nation's leading conservation organization dedicated to protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices and keeping farmers on the land.

For more information on the policies and programs of the American Farmland Trust, visit www.farmland.org, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanFarmland or Twitter www.twitter.com/farmland.

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