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Farm bill's drinking water provisions praised

April 13, 2018
The House Agriculture Committee's newly introduced Farm Bill is drawing praise from drinking water utilities for the bill's emphasis on protecting source waters, but sustainable farming advocates are blasting the bill for its reduction in conservation funding and the elimination of a program intended to encourage advanced conservation practices. Committee Chairman Michael Conaway (R-TX) introduced the bill, H.R. 2 , April 12, the same day the American Water Works Association (AWWA) sent a letter to Conaway and Ranking Member Collin...

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