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Iowa Farmers enroll 315,000 acres in conservation programs

Iowa Farmers enroll 315,000 acres in conservation programs

Iowa farmers and landowners signed 315,000 acres into the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) conservation programs dur­­ing the first sign-up period of the 2018 farm bill, according to the state office of the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS).

During the sign-up period, which closed Sept. 30, NRCS sign­­ed 1,438 contracts worth $36.6 million to treat 197,000 acres through the Environmental...




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