USDA to team with private sector on locally designed projects to protect soil, water quality

  • by: JOHN FLESHER , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 27, 2014 - 5:20 PM

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is teaming with businesses, nonprofits and others on a five-year, $2.4 billion program that will fund locally designed soil and water conservation projects nationwide, Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday.

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