IDALS announces $6.75 million in cost-share conservation funding

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) made an additional $6.75 million in cost-share funding available last week to help Iowa farmers continue their voluntary efforts to reduce soil erosion and improve water quality.

The latest round of cost-share funds is primarily designed to help farmers offset a portion of the cost of conservation structures, such as grassed waterways, retention basins or terraces, said Bill Northey, Iowa Agriculture Secretary. However, counties have some flexibility in the...

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