February 2011
Corn & Soybean Digest;Feb2011, Vol. 71 Issue 3, p22
This article discusses the function of wetlands to keep agricultural pollutants out of the rivers and lakes. It features the construction of wetlands as part of the Iowa Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) aiming to improve drainage water quality in the state. It also indicates the goal to avoid the contamination of drinking water by farm drainage water. In addition, the article notes the effort of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce the amount of pollutants entering the Gulf of Mexico.


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