"Rice growers in 13 Arkansas counties who agree to install pilot conservation practices under the Conservation Innovation Grant – Greenhouse Gas (CIG-GHG) program have until Feb. 15, 2013, to submit applications to receive financial assistance to implement conservation practices."More information on this program, along with the full article, can be found at http://www.ar.nrcs.usda.gov/news/2013cig_ghg.html.
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