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Stewards of the conservation legacy 

By Brett Hensley

On Capitol Hill
On March 26, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the acceptance rates for the Conservation Reserve Program's (CRP) 2019-2020 general sign-up enrollment period...   Read More > >

USDA Announces Awards for the Voluntary Public Access - Habitat Incentive Program
On March 11, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is awarding nearly $49 million in grants to states and tribal governments through... 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Comments Regarding Cooperative Farming
Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced they have prepared a draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) regarding the potential use of...   Read More > >
In the States
"Essential" Designations for Firearms-Related Businesses
Contact: Brent Miller, Senior Director, Northeastern States & States Program Administrator
Over the weekend the Trump administration issued guidance through the Department of Homeland Security that firearms-related businesses should be allowed... 

Connecticut: Caucus Coordinates Angling Opportunity with Governor's Office
Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior Coordinator
On March 24, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont took strategic action to protect anglers who are gearing up for opening day... 

Idaho: 2020 - Phenomenal Legislative Session for Sportsmen and Women
Contact: Ellary TuckerWilliams, Inter-Mountain Western States Coordinator
On March 20, the Idaho State Legislature adjourned sine die. As of March 27, Governor Little has enacted 4 pro-sportsmen bills... 
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Contact: Joe Mullin, New England States Senior Coordinator
Sportsmen and women in Massachusetts have just cause for anticipating the legislature's return to what may be considered normal conditions.  Read More > >

Missouri: A Closer Look at the Show-Me State's 2020 Legislative Session
Contact: Kent Keene, Lower Midwestern States Coordinator
Though Missouri's 2020 legislative session has been suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there are still many important pieces of legislation that sportsmen and women should be aware of...  Read More > >

West Virginia: 2020 Legislative Updates
Contact: John Culclasure, Southeastern States Assistant Director 
Many pro-sportsmen's bills were signed into law during West Virginia's 2020 legislative session.  Read More > >
CSF News
2 020 Annual NASC Sportsman-Legislator Summit - Registration Now Open
Online registration is now open for the 17th Annual National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses (NASC) Sportsman-Legislator Summit.  This Summit is the most important event of the year for caucus members and partners. Read More > >
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