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Grants Meant to Curb Farm Runoff into Wabash River

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) – Farmers in parts of Indiana can apply for grants to help reduce agricultural runoff into the Wabash River.

The Pharos-Tribune in Logansport reports that (http://bit.ly/1xuvjXo ) the Lafayette-based Wabash River Enhancement Corp. will award $150,000 to farmers to help pay for projects such as planting cover crops and filter strips near that could help keep livestock waste and crop-related chemicals from reaching the waterway.

Grants will cover up to 75 percent of the cost of about 36 eligible projects in the Deer Creek and Sugar Creek watersheds.

The project encourages measures ranging from cover crops and conservation tillage to tree planting and wetland restoration.

Applications may be submitted Jan. 1 through March 2 at a Soil and Water Conservation District office.

Online: www.wabashriver.net/dcsc-cost-share


Information from: Pharos-Tribune, http://www.pharostribune.com

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