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Host dialogue in Boise on conservation programs

Boise - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo and the Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will host an open house on Tuesday to discuss conservation related issues affecting agricultural operations.

Crapo, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Rural Revitalization, Conservation, Forestry and Credit, will join NRCS Chief Arlen Lancaster for the forum at the Ada County Courthouse Commissioner's Chambers from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday.

NRCS programs play a critical role in conserving and enhancing natural resources across Idaho and the United States. Recently, NRCS conservation programs have been available to provide assistance to ranchers in mitigating the environmental impact of recent wildfires.

Crapo has said that the Conservation Title is one of his priorities for the 2007 Farm Bill, and he wants to ensure that the programs authorized through this title properly help producers address their conservation challenges. The drafting of the 2007 Farm Bill is underway and Crapo and Lancaster are inviting interested Idahoans to join in this discussion.

Tuesday, August 28th:
9:45 a.m. Boise Hosts open house on federal conservation programs with NRCS Chief Arlen Lancaster. At the Ada County Courthouse, Commissioner's Meeting Room, First Floor.

10:45 a.m. Boise Meets with area media regarding conservation programs and other issues. At the Ada County Courthouse, Commissioner's Meeting Room, First Floor.

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