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Nutrient stewardship grants announced in Illinois

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Funds are heading to county farm bureaus in Illinois to help farmers implement nutrient stewardship practices.

Raelynn Parmely with Illinois Farm Bureau tells Brownfield they’ve awarded 18 nutrient stewardship grants this year…

“This is really an excellent way to get all levels of Illinois Farm Bureau engaged in the nutrient loss reduction strategy.”  She says, “These projects are often developed by local county farm bureaus and farmers to address their own concerns locally.”

She says the funds will be used a variety of ways…

“Projects include things like cover crop plots, hosting field days, implementing other practices, supporting research, and many other things that again all contribute towards that nutrient loss reduction strategy,” she says.

Nutrient stewardship grants announced in Illinois