Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig recently announced the 2018 sign-up period is open for statewide cost share funds to help farmers install nutrient reduction practices. Practices eligible for this funding are cover crops, no-till or strip till, or using a nitrification inhibitor when applying fertilizer. “This program has been very popular with farmers interested in adding water quality focused practices on their farm.” Naig said.
Visit your local Soil and Water Conservation District office for more details and to apply. Not sure where your SWCD office is? In almost all counties it will be in the same building as your NRCS and FSA offices. You can also find your office through this online service center locator.