Six farm groups make up the North Dakota Agricultural Mitigation wetland bank. This coalition includes Farm Bureau, Farmers Union and commodity groups representing corn, soybeans, grain and durum. Stantec is contracted to work with landowners willing to enroll in the wetland bank. There are financial incentives available for those participating in this effort. “People who have drainage issues need to move that water to other areas and NDAM provides a direct financial incentive for anyone willing to enroll in the program,” said Matt Retka, senior soil scientist. “We do this work in some other nearby states and credits sell for upwards of $20,000 an acre.”
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