Nature Preserve in Fulton County
7:02 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Emiquon: A Wetland’s Dynamic Return

Credit Rich Egger

Land in Fulton County that was farmed for more than 80 years is being returned to its original wetland state – and the early results are promising for what’s now the Emiquon Nature Preserve.

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Even though funding not there yet
3:16 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

NRCS Signing Up Farmers for 2014 Conservation Programs

2014 conservation programs will be funded by either a new farm bill or a new extension.
Credit SSS

The USDA"s Natural Resources Conservation Service is encouraging Iowa farmers to sign up for conservation programs for next year but as of now those programs have no funding.

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Lack of Farm Bill Affects Programs
2:52 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Farm Bill Passes House Committee

Credit Marianne Morgan/InIllinoisWater.org

The house agriculture committee and the Senate have both passed versions of a new five year farm bill. Congress passed a 9 month extension to the current farm bill last year, but the he lack of long term farm bill is affecting conservation programs.

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Delayed by Sequester and lack of Farm Bill
3:10 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Wetland Reserve Program to Accept Farmers

THE WRP buys some rights from land owners to protect wetlands.
Credit www.il.nrcs.usda.gov/

The federal government will pay farmers not to damage wetlands this year,but there have been delays.

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