Illinois soil & water districts “under attack”

Illinois soil & water districts “under attack”

The executive director of the Association of Illinois Soil & Water Districts (AISWCD) says the state’s Fiscal Year 2025 budget is concerning.

Dr. Michael Woods tells Brownfield…

“We’re quite disillusioned with basically a frontal attack, you know, that has landed at our doorsteps.”  He says, “We’re extremely disappointed that they’ve cut almost 50% of our funding to the direct line, boots-on-the-ground soil and water conservation districts that serve all 102 counties across the state.”

He says the 4 million dollar cut to SWCD operational grants will have an impact on farmers.

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