Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Additional Support for Iowa Producers to Improve Nutrient Management and Water Quality Efforts

 

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 5, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a host of new efforts to help Iowa’s farmers and livestock producers conserve water and soil resources and improve nutrient management practices on the state’s 30 million acres of farmland. Vilsack said the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will expand access to USDA’s signature conservation programs for Iowa producers, making available up to 85,000 additional acres for sensitive lands, and better target grants and loans for technical assistance and capital improvements, while working with state partners to more closely align priorities in an improved “watershed-based strategy” for nutrient management.

Read the full press release at: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2016/01/0002.xml&contentidonly=true

 

 

 

 

 

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