USDA Announces $32 Million Grant to Fund Restoration
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsak announced a $32 million grant to improve water quality and restore wetlands along the Mississippi River. The program, which targets five projects in seven states from Iowa to Louisiana, will be managed by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). The bulk of the funds will go to the Mississippi River Trust, which works with private landowners on conservation projects and easements that target the restoration of hardwood bottomland.
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