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Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grants Now Available
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 07/06/2018

Wisconsin farmers can now apply for another round of Producer-Led Watershed Protection grants. The state's agriculture department announced it will award grants to producer-led groups that focus on ways to prevent and reduce runoff from farm fields and farmsteads.

Coordinators say each group is eligible for up to $40,000 a year, with a total of $750,000 available in this round of funding. Applicants must find or contribute matching funds at least equal to the grant request.

The grants are intended to help farmers find solutions best suited for their particular watersheds, based on topography, soil type, types of operations and other factors that differ among regions of the state and work to increase farmer participation in these voluntary efforts.

Both newly formed and established groups may apply. Applications will be accepted through September 17. Farmers with questions should call 608-224-4622.

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