The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship reports that 1,904 farmers installed conservation practices such as terraces this year as part of the state’s cost-share program.
The state spent $9.8 million on the projects, with farmers adding $12.8 million for a total of $22.6 million.
The projects also included management practices, grassed waterways, grade stabilization and sediment basins. Farmers installed 515 miles of terraces this year.
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