The Native Farm Bill Coalition is appreciative of the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee’s efforts to allocate $3 million for this demonstration project. However, $3 million will not adequately support a successful demonstration project. To ensure the Pilot Program’s success and to identify additional areas of improvement and/or account for regional variances, the Pilot Program should be fully funded and if possible, more than one FDPIR 638 Pilot Program should be awarded.
To make our voices heard, we encourage you to reach out to members of the House and Senate appropriations committees and advocate for this funding. Below are two different template letters you can use:
- Letter to House Appropriations Committee Leadership
- Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee Leadership