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Cost Share Money Available for Conservation Programs

Posted: Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 6:25 am

Following the recent storms and flooding, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig highlighted the $7.8 million that is available through the state conservation cost share program to help farmers and landowners install conservation practices.

Farmers can contact their local Soil and Water Conservation District offices to apply for assistance of up to 50 percent of the cost of the project. In addition, 5 percent of the appropriation for soil conservation cost share goes towards protecting the water quality of publicly owned lakes in Iowa. Cost share in these areas is available for up to 75 percent of the cost of the project. One lake is eligible in our listening area–Lake Geode, in the Des Moines and Henry County Soil and Water Conservation Districts.