Oct. 29 2020 08:08 AM

Washington D.C.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) named 379 priority watersheds to help agricultural producers across the country improve water quality. Producers in these targeted areas will receive focused financial and technical resources through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to implement practices that avoid, control, and trap nutrients and sediments, including filter strips, cover crops, and manure management. “We see a positive impact when we partner with producers to deliver conservation practices to critical watersheds,” said Farm Production and Conservation Under Secretary Bill Nothey.