Secretary Naig Encourages Farmers, Landowners to Apply Now for Cost Share Funding to Implement Water Quality Practices

DES MOINES, Iowa (May 5, 2020) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced that farmers and landowners can now sign up for cost share funds through the Water Quality Initiative. The funds can be used to help install conservation practices that improve soil health and water quality, including cover crops, no-till/strip-till practices or a nitrification inhibitor.

“During these unprecedented times when so many aspects of our lives have been disrupted by COVID-19, the conservation work has continued. There are more farmers and landowners engaged than ever before,” said Secretary Naig. “If you’ve never tried cover crops or conservation tillage, now is the time to get started. The state’s cost share program will cover some of the initial costs, and we have local technical resources to help you integrate conservation practices into your farm.”

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