Nutrient Loss Reduction Remains a Priority of Farm Bureau
The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy guides state efforts to improve water quality by reducing nutrient levels in our lakes, streams, and rivers. The strategy lays out best management practices for reducing nutrient loads from point sources (e.g. wastewater treatment plants) and non-point sources (e.g. agricultural lands), with long-term goals of reducing loads of total phosphorus and nitrogen by 45%, with interim reduction goals of 15% nitrate-nitrogen and 25% total phosphorus by 2025.
Since the Strategy’s establishment in 2015, Farm Bureau has been involved in multiple levels of leadership and implementation. Together with Cook County Farm Bureau staff, Raelynn Parmely from Illinois Farm Bureau® discuss the strategy and current projects funded through Farm Bureau’s Nutrient Loss Reduce Strategy Grant Program, including Cook County’s project during this short video: