Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program - Arkansas Illinois River Watershed

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The program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the state of Arkansas, which seeks to enroll 15,000 acres of eligible marginal pastureland and cropland in 14 to 15 year contracts within the Illinois River watershed, with the primary goals of enhancing wildlife habitat and improve water quality by filtering agricultural runoff.

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