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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Dec 3, 2013 10:47 AM CST

In a news release Tuesday, EPA and USDA announced they are expanding their partnership for water-quality trading and other market services for the environment.

The partnership makes sense because neither EPA nor USDA has been able to gain a whole lot of traction on ecological markets until now. Some states have developed their own initiatives while EPA and USDA have been trying to build efforts in areas such as the Chesapeake Bay.

“New water quality trading markets hold incredible potential to benefit rural America by providing new income opportunities and enhancing conservation of water and wildlife habitat,” Agriculture Secretary Tom ...

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