USDA funds wetland mitigation banks in 10 states

Program helps states, local governments and other partners restore, create or enhance wetland ecosystems.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing more than $7 million to fund agricultural wetland mitigation banks in 10 Midwest and northern Great Plain states, according to an announcement Thursday from Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) chief Jason Weller.

The Wetland Mitigation Banking Program, created by the 2014 farm bill, helps states, local governments and other qualified partners develop wetland mitigation banks that restore, create or enhance wetland ecosystems

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