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USDA offers new source water protection opportunities for utilities

By Bill Northey, Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation, USDA

As a fourth-generation farmer and former Secretary of Agriculture in Iowa, I’ve seen firsthand how conservation leads to cleaner waterways. Now, as an Undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), I want to see similar approaches lead to improved water quality across the country.

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