Funding Flows Into Local Watershed Efforts

ISA-supported field day highlights best soil and water quality practices and partnerships

Thanks to the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS) released in 2015, more federal and private-industry grant dollars are flowing into local watershed efforts. The goal is to help farmers consider the benefits of adopting new voluntary Best Management Practices (BMPs).

A prime example is the Upper Macoupin Creek Watershed new Carlinville, Ill. American Farmland Trust (AFT) recently secured a USDA/NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) grant that dedicates $1 million per year during the next five years to increase local conservation efforts. These dollars include both technical assistance and cost-share funding for BMP adoption and education and outreach to local farmers and other industry stakeholders.

To read the full Illinois Field & Bean article on page 12, click here.

Illinois Soybean Association
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development and utilization efforts while the membership program supports the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level through the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG). ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education with the vision of becoming a market leader in sustainable soybean production and profitability. For more information, visit the website and



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