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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) _ The University of Missouri has been awarded two federal grants worth more than $830,000 to implement programs on family farms.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1Byd3Zs ) Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture innovation grants will focus on building soil health and wildlife habitat using cover crops. They will also address waste heat recovery in poultry barns.

The grants require that the university match the USDA’s contribution for each of the grant recipient projects.

About $16 million worth of innovation grants were awarded nationwide. A state conservationist says the grants will help transfer innovative ideas from academia to private farms.
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Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com