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NRCS Announces National Water Quality Initiative Conservation in Arkansas

May 8, 2012
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Agricultural Producers located in priority watersheds will be able to participate

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 8, 2012 — State Conservationist Mike Sullivan announced the launch of a new National Water Quality Initiative committed to improving impaired watersheds located within the Bayou Bartholomew watershed in Arkansas. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will manage the initiative by making funds available to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners in the selected watersheds.

Using funds from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, NRCS will provide technical and financial assistance to producers to install conservation practices such as cover crops, filter strips and tailwater recovery systems in watersheds with impairments where the federal investment can make a difference to improve water quality.

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