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Dead Zones & Drinking Water, Part 1


On Friday, February 12, 2016, USDA announced that a coalition of partners led by the Illinois Corn Growers, and including the University of Illinois, had been awarded a $5.3 million Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) agreement to implement the Precision Conservation Management effort to help address nutrient loss and water quality. The award represents the latest effort to help Illinois farmers reduce nutrient losses and improve water quality. This article begins a series discussing the nutrient loss and water quality issues following the Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) discussion in December 2015.

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