Secretary Vilsack announces voluntary water quality program for MN farmers


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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, former governor of Iowa, has launched an experimental program in Minnesota to provide farmers with protection from increased regulation. In return, the farmers will adopt environmentally friendly agricultural practices.

The Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program asks volunteers to take measures to control erosion and runoff on their farmland in an effort to control water pollution.

If the project succeeds, Vilsack hopes to expand it to Iowa before going nation-wide.

To read more about Vilsack’s program, click here.

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