USDA has awarded nearly $5 million in grant funds for the Wetland Mitigation Banking Program. With this program, farmers fulfills wetland conservation regulations by allowing for off-site mitigation with the purchase of credits from wetland banks. The biggest award, which was $875,000, went to North Dakota Agricultural Mitigation, Incorporated. This group is made up of North Dakota Farmers Union, North Dakota Farm Bureau and the state corn, soybean, durum and grain grower organizations.
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