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Today, I chaired a Conservation & Forestry subcommittee hearing on #SoilHealth , which is critical for the long-term success of farmers in #VA07 & beyond. Healthy soil can prevent erosion, enrich crop production, reduce costs, increase yields, & reduce greenhouse gases.
We were fortunate to hear from the California Farm Bureau Federation, National Association of Conservation Districts, Practical Farmers of Iowa, Soil Health Partnership, and the National Grazing Lands Coalition. Their testimony reaffirmed that soil health is critical to farmers in every part of the country - from Minnesota to Iowa to California.
On @houseagdems , we must continue to provide producers with the education, incentives, and tools they need to maintain healthy soil. Conserving healthy soil is the first step toward safeguarding our environment & profitability for future generations of family farms.
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