Farmers and landowners in numerous counties in Arkansas have until Jan. 16, 2015, to submit applications to receive financial assistance to implement conservation practices through nine Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI) projects.
Arkansas USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Mike Sullivan announced today the award of a $74,999 state-level Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) to the University of Arkansas Extension Service.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $328 million in conservation funding is being invested to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation.
Communities across the nation, including in Arkansas will benefit from a $262 million investment to rehabilitate dams that provide critical infrastructure and protect public health and safety.
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