WeConservePA Urges Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Chairs to Name Up and Assist HB1777 Defend Cyber

On Might 22, WeConservePA despatched a letter to the Senators of the Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee urging assist of HB 1777. The letter is included under as textual content and as a linked PDF.


Hyperlink to PDF of letter.


Might 22, 2024

Honorable Member of the Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee

Re. HB 1777 leverages farm preservation funds No value to state; massive agricultural conservation profit

Expensive Senator:

On behalf of the 75 member organizations of WeConservePA and their greater than 100,000 Pennsylvania members, I urge you to assist HB 1777 and ask Chair Vogel to put it on the Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee agenda for June 4.

HB 1777 will improve the amount of farm preservation at no further value to the Commonwealth. It would accomplish this by directing a tiny fraction of the prevailing Agricultural Conservation Easement Buy Fund to assist the acquisition of agricultural conservation easements by personal, charitable land trusts. The elevated amount of farm preservation will outcome from the invoice’s requirement that land trusts match state funding not less than greenback for greenback.

HB 1777 can even incentivize agricultural preservation by farmers belonging to plain sect communities, who are sometimes reluctant to work with authorities.

Land belief involvement in farm preservation delivers additional public profit by putting the accountability and prices of managing the bought agricultural conservation easements on the land belief relatively than county and state authorities. Land trusts are skilled in elevating personal {dollars} for this administration.

Thanks on your consideration.

Sincerely,

Andrew M. Loza
Government Director

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