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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Senator Pete Campos firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Jacob Candelaria email@example.com
Senator Stuart Ingle firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator George Muñoz email@example.com
Senator Steven Neville firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator John Sapien email@example.com
Senator John Arthur Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Mimi Stewart email@example.com
Senator Peter Wirth firstname.lastname@example.orgSenator Pat Woods email@example.com
Finally, a big thank you to all the other representatives and senators and other vital partners who have been so helpful all along!