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Nine New Projects in Arkansas to Protect Natural Resources

June 28, 2012
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Secretary Vilsack Announces 23 New Water Quality Improvement Projects in Nine Mississippi River Basin States

NRCS, Arkansas

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that $8.4 million in financial assistance is available to support 23 new partnership projects in several Mississippi River Basin states under USDA’s Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI).  These projects will fund producer activities that will avoid, control and trap sediment and nutrient runoff from agricultural lands, improving water quality throughout their operations.

“We are building on our Mississippi River actions from previous years by continuing to target priority conservation practices in priority watersheds to improve water quality in the basin,” Vilsack said.  “USDA is committed to working cooperatively with agricultural producers, partner organizations and state and local agencies to improve water quality and the quality of life for the millions of people who live in the Mississippi River Basin.”

The projects are:

 

Click here to read the full news release.

Don’t forget that the sign-up deadline is July 1, 2012 for Middle Bayou Macon, Point Remove, and Lower St. Francis MRBI Projects.

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