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Mississippi gets $5.1 million to preserve ag wetlands in river basin

Efforts to preserve wetlands on Mississippi farms have received a $5.1 million boost from the U.S. States Department of Agriculture as part of awards totaling $30 million to six states. Funded under the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership authorized in the 2014 Farm Bill, the allocations are protecting, restoring and enhancing wetlands on private and tribal agricultural lands, The Wetland Reserve ...

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USDA awards more than $1M in grants to aid socially disadvantaged farmers

DURANT and STONEVILLE — Two Mississippi-based conservation projects have been singled out for more than $1 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture grant funding, including a project to help socially disadvantaged farmers adopt soil and water conservation technologies. As authorized in the 2014 Farm bill, the Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) are provided on a competitive basis to encourage the development ...

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Poultry farmers lose more than one million birds to storms

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Poultry growers are reeling from the April 28 tornadoes that caused tremendous damage on farms and the loss of more than a million birds in four Mississippi counties. The Mississippi Board of Animal Health reported that 1,044,800 birds died from the tornadoes or subsequent power outages. Winston, Wayne, Newton and Scott counties reported 58 houses with major ...

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