EQIP's Air Quality Initiative for 2013
Passed back in 1990, the Clean Air Act established nationwide standards to improve the quality of the air we breathe. There are areas across the country that do not yet meet those standards, created to address human health needs. The previous Farm Bill included provisions that offer federal assistance to ag producers to address air quality concerns and help meet federal, state and local regulatory requirements. According to Ivan Dozier, state conservationist for Illinois’ Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the agriculture community in Illinois can help address local and regional air quality issues and make improvements.