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The University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry (UMCA) is involved in the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative, funded by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). UMCA is working with NRCS and other partners such as the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to implement voluntary conservation practices on agricultural farms that improve water quality, restore wetlands, enhance wildlife habitat and sustain agricultural profitability in the Mississippi River Basin. Water quality concerns leading to the hypoxia issue in the Gulf of Mexico have led NRCS to identify the Mississippi River Basin as a top priority to address this issue. UMCA team is engaged in quantifying the benefits of conservation practices by using edge-of-field monitoring on 10 sub-watersheds on farms throughout northern Missouri. Results indicate substantial reduction in nutrient (N and P) loading into streams and rivers from sub-watersheds where conservation practices are installed. The total impacted area would be approximately 2000 acres.
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