The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Program last week announced a $1 million grant to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to support the water quality efforts underway in the state.“This grant is another great example of leveraging state funding for water quality and bringing in significant federal and private dollars to help get even more practices on the ground,” said Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig said.

The grant funds will be targeted to the Des Moines River Basin and will be used to support the construction and demonstration of several conservation drainage practices