Thursday February 20, 2020
THANK YOU, soil health supporters!
The legislature has adjourned and thanks to your engagement and advocacy, we have some good results to share with you.
Just in these last hours of the session, the Senate approved recurring funding of $127,000 for the Healthy Soil Program on top of the $100,000 already in the Dept. of Agriculture’s baseline budget. NRCS/USDA has indicated a dollar for dollar match of these funds.
In addition, $200,000 was allocated to build capacity within our state’s Soil and Water Conservation Districts, one of the key entities implementing the program.
Given the competitive nature of this budget session, these are excellent results!
Please sign on to our letter to Governor Lujan-Grisham,
asking her to support these allocations for the Healthy Soil Program.
Write a thank you note to our legislative champions listed below!
Let them know you noticed and are grateful they care about soil health.
Thank you to our terrific House Bill (HB 166) Sponsors Representative Jack Chatfield and Representative Nathan Small!
Thank you to Senator Liz Stefanics for sponsoring SB 219, funding for soil health assessments!
Senator Liz Stefanics email@example.com
Thank you to all the Senators that helped provide or support an amendment to HB2 to increase funding for the Healthy Soil Program, including:
Senator William Burt firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Pete Campos email@example.com
Senator Jacob Candelaria firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Stuart Ingle email@example.com
Senator George Muñoz firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Steven Neville email@example.com
Senator John Sapien firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator John Arthur Smith email@example.com
Senator Mimi Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Peter Wirth email@example.comSenator Pat Woods firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, a big thank you to all the other representatives and senators and other vital partners who have been so helpful all along!