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Spokane Conservation District offers improvement aid


The Spokane County Conservation District has a new program to help area ranchers and farmers handle mud and manure issues.

The 2014 Livestock and Land Program provide grants, low-interest loans and cost-share rates to landowners to enhance their livestock operations as well as make water quality improvements. The funding is made available by the state’s Department of Ecology, and is not specific to any one project.

“It allows comprehensive livestock improvement projects across the county,” district water resource manager Walt Edelen told the Cheney City Council at their April 22 meeti...

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