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Fwd: Fw: Save Farmland, Stop Sprawl!
I am forwarding the following message with the permission of Chuck
Beretz, American Farmland Trust. Some of you may be interested in
participating in this Action Alert of AFT's grassroots movement to save
America's farmland. If you wish, you can find out more about this by
accessing the AFT website at www.farmland.org. Click YES in the green box
on the upper left.
>> From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
>> To: Chuck Beretz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Subject: Save Farmland, Stop Sprawl!
>> Date: Friday, May 14, 1999 3:55 PM
>> GOOD NEWS! On Tuesday May 18th a bill to reauthorize the federal
>> Farmland Protection Program will be introduced in the House. It is the
>> companion bill to S. 333 and is cosponsored by Reps. Farr (D-CA),
>> Gilchrest (R-MD), Boehlert (R-NY) and Condit (D-CA).
>> DETAILS: The bill reauthorizes the Farmland Protection Program at $55
>> million per year for matching grants to state, local, tribal and
>> nonprofit entities that purchase conservation easements from willing
>> sellers. By rewarding local initiative, FPP funds have been leveraged
>> nine-times over at the state and county level. The FPP is a voluntary
>> program that compensates landowners and protects property rights. It
>> creates no new bureaucracy and the government does not hold easements.
>> The Farmland Protection Program is enormously popular: it is
>> oversubscribed by 600% -- and has helped to permanently protect more
>> than 120,000 acres of America's best farm and ranch lands from sprawling
>> development. Unfortunately, the program's funding has run out.
>> Please make a phone call NOW to a key Representative or two in your
>> region and let them know of this opportunity to become an ORIGINAL
>> COSPONSOR of this legislation. They will probably sign on eventually, so
>> why not give them the chance to get extra credit for leadership?!
>> Please instruct your Rep. to contact Troy Philips (Farr) or Erika Feller
>> (Gilchrest) if they are interested in becoming an original cosponsor.
>> American Farmland Trust
>> 1200 18th Street, NW, Suite 800
>> Washington, DC 20036
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