An Oct. 5, 2011 file satellite photo provided by NASA shows algae blooms on Lake Erie. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a new program under which the federal government will spend $1.2 billion over five years supporting conservation projects designed by universities, private companies, nonprofits and other local partners.
An Oct. 5, 2011 file satellite photo provided by NASA shows algae blooms on Lake Erie. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a new program under which the federal government will spend $1.2 billion over five years supporting conservation projects designed by universities, private companies, nonprofits and other local partners. AP
An Oct. 5, 2011 file satellite photo provided by NASA shows algae blooms on Lake Erie. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a new program under which the federal government will spend $1.2 billion over five years supporting conservation projects designed by universities, private companies, nonprofits and other local partners. AP

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