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Input sought at USDA conservation meeting

CAMERON—The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Milam County Soil and Water Conser vation Districts invite the public and any agencies with an interest in conservation issues to participate in a Local Work Group meeting to be held at the Cameron Chamber of Commerce, located at 102 E First Street. This meeting will be from 9-11 a.m. Jan. 27.

The purpose of this meeting is to receive input from a broad range of local agencies, organizations, businesses, and individuals that have an interest in natural resource conditions and needs in Milam County.

Input received will allow the Local Work Group to make recommendations about resource concerns to be addressed for county-based funding. These recommendations will be used while implementing the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and other conservation programs offered by NRCS.

The 2008 Farm Bill stipulates that conservation programs must continue to be locally led. Through stakeholder meetings, the public is given an opportunity to help local conservation leaders set program priorities. These meetings are open to the public.

For more information, call the USDA Service Center office in Cameron, Texas at 254-697-4949, ext. 3.

Service center locations and conservation program information can be found on the NRCS Texas Web site at www.tx.nrcs. usda.gov for the public.


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