Thune, Rounds part of bipartisan push for land conservation

A group of 17 senators criticized Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in a letter for not giving landowners a chance to enroll in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), the country's largest land conservation program. The program relies on landowners volunteering land to be set aside for non-farming purposes, like wildlife habitat.

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Rounds: B-21 Announcement Solidifies Ellsworth’s Role in our Long-Term Defense Strategy

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced that Ellsworth Air Force Base will be home to the B-21 Formal Training Unit and be the first base to receive an operational squadron of B-21 Raiders, which are the next-generation stealth bombers. This is great news for South Dakota and our national defense. It reaffirms the vital role Ellsworth will play in our defense strategy for years – if not generations – to come.

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