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AAW Supports Updated Endangered Species Act
USAgNet - 08/19/2019

American Agri-Women (AAW) supports the recent updates to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and see them as positive changes for conservation and agriculture. AAW also believes the changes will build trust between rural America and the Department of Interior and its agencies.

"We depend upon natural resources every day of our lives, and we make it a priority to conserve and protect both the land and the species that depend upon it for their habitat. We are appreciative that this administration is working with American farmers and ranchers to promote common sense values," says AAW President Jeanette Lombardo. AAW is a national coalition of farm, ranch, and agri-business women.

"This administration's appointments of real experts of natural resource management within the Department of Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and particularly within the Bureau of Land Management, have re-energized our enthusiasm with the hope that rural Americans will be able to continue to produce the most abundant and the safest food in the world on both private and public lands. Nothing is more vital to our country's security than that of a guaranteed, adequate, and safe food supply," says Lombardo.

Jacquie Compston, co-chair of AAW's National Resources committee says, "How exciting it has been to work with an administration that takes into consideration, not only the survival of species, but the survival of rural America as well."

AAW promotes the welfare of our national security through a safe and reliable food, fiber and energy supply. Since 1974, AAW members have worked together to educate consumers; advocate for agriculture; and offer networking and professional development opportunities.

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