The National Corn Growers Association will join Monsanto and its conservation partners, including The Nature Conservancy, Iowa Soybean Association, Delta Wildlife and the American Soybean Association, to form a Mississippi River Farm Nutrient Working Group.

The group will share findings and best practices, raise awareness and broaden restoration efforts along the Mississippi River. The group also plans to discuss how to help growers implement stewardship projects how to provide incentives to assist them in doing so.

“NCGA is pleased to serve as a founding member of the Mississippi River Farm Nutrient Working Group,” said Bob Dickey, NCGA president. “Partnerships such as this will help preserve water quality and conserve wildlife habitat along our nation’s longest river system while maintaining the high productivity capacity of agricultural lands that are needed to support the world’s growing needs for food, feed, fiber and fuel. NCGA sees the developing partnership as an opportunity to emphasize the importance of the river’s ecosystem sustainability, environmental impacts and as a vital transportation link.”