Ag Secretary Vilsack to announce national conservation work

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is traveling to Colorado to announce funding for conservation projects in all 50 states.

Vilsack is scheduled to release details about the projects at 2 p.m. Monday at the Colorado Department of Agriculture in Broomfield.

The Department of Agriculture says the projects concern water quality, soil health, wildlife habitat and agricultural viability. They will be funded by the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, which requires recipients to also contribute their own money and effort on projects.