Legislators Urge Funding Livestock Program

Sep 8, 2023

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

Representative Sarah Lightner (R-Springport) and Representative Amos O’Neal (D-Saginaw) called upon Michigan’s Congressional delegation to fully fund a grant program that helps compensate farmers whose livestock are killed by predatory animals protected by the federal government.

Key Points:

    • The two legislators sent a letter urging Michigan’s federal lawmakers to advocate for the grant program.
    • The grant program was created in 2020 by the American Conservation Enhancement Act. It relies on an annual allocation from Congress to continue operating.
    • If fully funded, the program offers $10 million in grants to cover livestock losses due to depredation and $5 million in grants for proactive and nonlethal activities to reduce the risk of livestock loss due to depredation.

To read the full letter, please click here.

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